Rizzo called up to Chicago

The Iowa Cubs announced that Cubs top prospect, 22-year-old first baseman Anthony Rizzo, will join the big-league club today.

Anthony Rizzo's Cubs career is set to begin.

The Iowa Cubs announced on Monday that the Cubs' top prospect has been called up to the Chicago Cubs, after being removed in the fourth inning of Iowa's Monday matinee game.

Rizzo, 22, hits .345 with 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 69 gaames with the Cubs' Triple-A club. However, he is currently in a 7-for-35 slump in the last 10 games.

Rizzo was acquired by the Cubs in January in exchange for right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner. The rebuilding Cubs' record stands at 24-48 entering the start of a three-game series with the New York Mets.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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