Chicago Cubs Send Anthony Rizzo to Minors, Avoid First Base Logjam

March 23, 2012 by  

The Chicago Cubs certainly have high expectations for first base prospect Anthony Rizzo.

The team's decision to send him to minor league camp on Friday is no indication otherwise. Rizzo is expected to begin the season with Class AAA Iowa. 

General manager Jed Hoyer traded for Rizzo while he was in charge of the San Diego Padres' roster, getting him as part of the package for Adrian Gonzalez. And team president Theo Epstein was the Boston Red Sox GM when the team drafted the first baseman out of high school in 2007.

It was virtually no surprise, then, when Bleacher Report - Chicago Cubs
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