Cub Anthony Rizzo to play for Team Italy in WBC

MiLB - Greenville Drive

First baseman Anthony Rizzo (25) of the Greenville Drive on the team’s 2009 home opener against the Hickory Crawdads on April 13, 2009, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Greenville Drive and current Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will play for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic, which begins in March.

Italy will open the competition on March 7 against Mexico, playing in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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