Latest Anthony Rizzo News

Cubs exercise Rizzo's $16.5M option, decline Morrow, Barnett

Nov. 3, 2019 10:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have exercised a $16.5 million option for next season on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and declined options on right-handers Brandon Morrow, Tony Barnette and Kendall Graveman. Rizzo, who won his third Gold Glove on Sunday, agreed in 2013 to a $41 million, seven-year contract that...

Arenado, Gordon get 7th Gold Gloves, Greinke 6th

Nov. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove and pitcher Zack Greinke earned his sixth in a row, getting the National League honor for the fourth months he spent with Arizona before he was traded to Houston. Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon, who became a...

Ross, Cubs eyeing return to playoffs, another title run

Oct. 28, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross slipped on his old No. 3 jersey, as if it was 2016 all over again, though he and the Cubs insisted this is not about the past. It's a step toward a future they hope includes a return to the postseason and more World Series championships. The Cubs introduced Ross as their 55th...

Chicago Cubs hire David Ross to replace Maddon as manager

Oct. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol' "Grandpa Rossy" to give them a spark. The Cubs hired David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping the former catcher can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for...

Judge 3-peats as top MLB jersey seller; Harper second

Sep. 27, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017 AL...

Pirates beat Chicago 9-5, extend Cubs' skid to 9 games

Sep. 26, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove finished his season on a good note and then made a young boy happy. Musgrove pitched three-hit ball through six innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 9-5 on Thursday night and extended the Cubs' losing streak to nine games. Musgrove (11-12) was charged with three...

Molina, Cardinals hold off fading Cubs again, 2-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals are taking charge of the NL Central by grinding out tough, ugly wins. And bouncing back after absorbing some unpleasant blows. Molina overcame a painful foul tip to get three of St. Louis' four hits, including a two-run single, and the Cardinals held...

Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot

Sep. 20, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs wasted no time trading blows in the first game of their crucial four-game series. Then, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter delivered a haymaker that put the rival Cubs on the ropes. Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Cubs' Rizzo homers in surprise return vs Cardinals

Sep. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit a tying home run in his surprise return to the lineup Thursday night for the opener of a crucial four-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. Four days after suffering a sprained right ankle that threatened his status for the rest of the...