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Anthony Rizzo leaves Triple-A game with knee injury

Jun 13, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Within minutes of me writing about Anthony Rizzo’s incredible Triple-A numbers yesterday the Cubs first base prospect exited that afternoon’s game with a knee injury.

Rizzo slid into a fence chasing after a foul ball and limped off the field, but before Cubs fans accuse me of being a jinx there’s good news: He’s been diagnosed with merely a bruise and is day-to-day.

That means his season line will remain a .367 batting average with 22 homers and a 1.173 OPS for a while and the Cubs will have a temporary break from questions about why he’s still in the minors.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    The Cubs should call up their massively overrated prospect, so I can get a head start on I told you so’s again this year.

    • iamnotacoolguy - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      Awesome comment. Way to add the discussion.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Correction Aaron. I was the first person to accuse you of jinxing him on this site. I am not a Cubs fan.

  3. malvord13 - Jun 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Just call him up, this is twice he hurt himself this year, call him up before something really bad happens. His numbers don’t lie, hes ready, Cubs can’t be greedy.

    • foreverchipper10 - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      He didn’t seem ready last time he was in the bigs.

  4. niubears - Jun 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Is he really “learning” much facing AAA pitching? Bring him up. If he slumps, let him figure it out. It’s a no-pressure situation on the North Side this year.

    • willsolo - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

      No pressure if he struggles. But it’s all about money. That’s why they haven’t brought him up.

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