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Cubs' Rizzo named NL Rookie of the Month

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been named National League Rookie of the Month for the month of July.

Rizzo batted .330 with a .375 on-base percentage and .567 slugging percentage in 25 games for Chicago. He tied Gene Baker for most home runs by a Cubs rookie for the month of July with seven. Baker accomplished the feat in 1954.

In all, Rizzo had 32 hits, seven homers, 17 RBI and 55 total bases.

Other rookies receiving consideration included Brewers pitcher Michael Fiers, Reds utilityman Todd Frazier, Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso, Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge, Mets outfielder/infielder Jordany Valdespin, Nationals utilityman Steve Lombardozzi and Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley.