Rizzo was drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox and quickly rose through the organization’s minor league ranks.
After the 2010 season, he was traded to the San Diego Padres along with three other prospects for All-Star first baseman Adrián González.
In 2011, he made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres.
He became an All-Star player after being traded to the Cubs in 2012, appearing in the All-Star Game three times in a row from 2014 to 2016, winning the Silver Slugger Award, Gold Glove Award, and Roberto Clemente Award, as well as winning the 2016 World Series with the Cubs over the Cleveland Indians.
During the 2021 season, the Cubs traded him to the Yankees.
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Rizzo was sent to the New York Yankees on July 29, 2021, along with monetary considerations for Alexander Vizcaino and Kevin Alcántara.
On July 30, he made his Yankees debut against the Miami Marlins.
Rizzo had an immediate impact in only two games, going 4 for 5 with two extra-base hits, two solo home runs (one in each of his two games), three walks, and five runs total, becoming the first player in team history to accomplish this feat.