Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer pulled a little misdirection on Cubs fans today, starting Anthony Rizzo in Iowa, but then pulling him after 2 ABs. The Iowa Cubs then announced that Anthony Rizzo is going to Chicago.
Rizzo was in the middle of his 162nd game, coincidentally a full season, before getting the call. In 69 games this year, he put up a .345/.408/.702 line.
As I mentioned in an article yesterday, I don't expect him to hit .345 with the Cubs. I don't even really expect him to hit .300. What I can see is a guy who will hit .270, give you good ABs, supply some good power and defense. He's not a savior, but he'll give the Cubs a fresh face they can root for this season.
Contributor Ron writes to tell me...
Sitting at the I-Cubs game here in Des Moines. They pulled Rizzo after the 3rd and replaced him with Lalli. He just walked by me with all his gear on the way to the clubhouse. I'm guessing he'll be in Chicago tonight.
Apparently he didn't even have time to dress. Rizzo isn't expected to be activated until Tuesday and still no word on what the corresponding roster move will be.
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