Chicago, IL – Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs' top hitting prospect, will make his debut with the club when he starts at first base against the Mets on Tuesday.
Rizzo tore up the Pacific Coast League this season, hitting .342 with 18 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs and 62 RBI in 70 games with Iowa.
The 22-year-old Rizzo made his big-league debut with the Padres last season and struggled in 49 games, batting just .141 with one homer and nine runs RBI.
The Cubs acquired Rizzo in a four-player trade with San Diego in the offseason.
To make room on the roster, the Cubs optioned infielder Adrian Cardenas to its Triple-A affiliate.