Rizzo Expected to Make Cubs Debut Tuesday

The 22-year-old first baseman is on a hot hitting streak

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    Power-hitting prospect Anthony Rizzo is lurking in Triple-A and could be ready to make the leap to the big leagues.

    Chicago Cubs first base prospect Anthony Rizzo left Monday's Iowa Cubs game early and is making his way to Wrigley Field, according to reports.

    Rizzo, 22, will fly to Chicago Monday night to make his debut on the Cubs roster Tuesday night against the New York Mets, the Chicago Tribune reported. He won't be activated until Tuesday to save him from facing off with lefty Johan Santana in his first game, the report said.

    The first baseman has been destroying pitchers in Triple-A this season. Rizzo has the potential to fill the gap the Cubs have on offense. In 69 games his average is .345 and he's hit 23 homers. The question on most Cubs fans' minds this season was when, not if, the Cubs would make the call for Rizzo.

    All eyes will be on Wrigley Tuesday looking to see if Rizzo's streak will continue in the big leagues for a team looking to rebuild the franchise.