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Anthony Rizzo sets his sights on doing even more for the Cubs

Anthony Rizzo's 6-foot-3, 240-pound frame didn't stop him from batting leadoff for 14 games last season, and the Cubs first baseman said he would like to be more versatile in the field as well as at the plate.

"I wish I could play more defense somewhere else," he said.

Manager Joe Maddon actually wasn't afraid to use the left-handed-throwing Rizzo at third base for one inning and in left field for one batter in 2017.

Rizzo's reputation as one of the most feared hitters in the National League is supplemented with his evolving versatility - from stealing 17 bases in 2015 to frequently being deployed within 50 feet of home plate in sacrifice

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