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Anthony Rizzo's eagerness to play third quickly waned

CINCINNATI (AP) Anthony Rizzo didn't hesitate when Cubs manager Joe Maddon asked if he'd finish the game at third base, a position he'd never played at any point in his career.

Can't be that hard, right? Even if he is left-handed and would have to turn his body to throw to his normal spot at first base?

"I said `Yeah, I can play,'" Rizzo said on Wednesday . "I can field ground balls and throw. It's really as simple as you can make it."

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.287
HR: A. Rizzo28
RBI: A. Rizzo85
SB: A. Rizzo8
W: J. Arrieta13
ERA: J. Arrieta3.63
Saves: W. Davis26
K: J. Lester155
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 6757.540-
Milwaukee 6661.5202.5
St. Louis 6362.5044.5
Pittsburgh 6066.4768
Cincinnati 5373.42115
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (19)
Runs: 610 (8)
Hits: 1057 (23)
Home Runs: 177 (10)
Stolen Bases: 47 (25)
OBP: .334 (8)
SLG: .438 (9)
Total Bases: 1843 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.05 (8)
Runs Allowed: 552 (10)
Saves: 31 (15)
Strikeouts: 1085 (8)
OpBA: .238 (3)
OBP: .316 (10)
SLG: .401 (5)
Run Support: 4.95 (7)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/20 K. Uehara Removed From 10-Day DL (Neck stiffness)
8/19 A. Brooks Designated for Assignment
8/19 V. Caratini Sent to Minors
8/19 R. Rivera Acquired Off Waivers NY Mets
8/19 R. Zastryzny Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/18 J. Grimm Right index finger infection (on 10-day DL)
8/18 J. Lester Left shoulder fatigue (on 10-day DL)
8/10 W. Contreras Strained right hamstring (on 10-day DL)
8/9 K. Uehara off 10-day DL
8/3 A. Russell Strained right foot (on 10-day DL)
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