Latest Update MRI on Rizzo reveals a mild low back strain Tue Sep, 02, 05:00 PM
Generates great power, thanks to his big frame, and can produce runs with aplomb. His size is also an asset as a target at first base. Is always willing to draw walks.
Flaws: : Could still stand to cut down on his high number of strikeouts even more, and also work a little harder on hitting for a better average. Isn't a very efficient runner.
This is terrible news for fantasy owners as it appears Rizzo is not going to return to the starting lineup anytime soon. The Cubs haven't put Rizzo on the disabled list because rosters just expanded, but he should be taken out of all fantasy lineups for the time being. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
This will make seven-straight games that Rizzo has been on the bench with a bad back. One would think he was close to returning or the club would throw him on the DL retroactive to August 27, but they haven't even mentioned it yet. Consider him day-to-day still and hope that he returns during the week. Chris Valaika will replace him at first base Monday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Rizzo is dealing with a back injury still and the Cubs announced that he would miss a few days beyond all the games he's already missed. Chris Valaika will continue to play first base in Rizzo's absence.Analyst: Howard Bender
Well that gives the answer to the question of whether or not he'll be in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. We'll continue to call Rizzo day-to-day, but it's getting closer to looking like a potential DL stint that could be retroactive to Tuesday the 26th.Analyst: Howard Bender