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Anthony Rizzo ready for big leagues

Updated: June 27, 2012, 12:43 AM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The future has a permanent grin and a memory bank that should make this transition to the major leagues much better than the last one.

The Chicago Cubs made official Tuesday what widely was reported one day earlier: Anthony Rizzo is on the major league roster after a nearly three-month wait filled with promise, hype and some of the best offensive numbers at Triple-A.

"I'm here to stay," Rizzo said before the Cubs hosted the New York Mets. "I'm just going to work hard ...

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