Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left spring training Thursday for his home in Parkland, Florida, to offer support in the wake of a deadly shooting at his former high school.
Rizzo had been an early arrival in Arizona, where Chicago's position players aren't set to report until Monday ahead of the club's first full-squad workout. He is expected back by then.
A 2007 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting took place Wednesday, Rizzo donated $150,000 to his alma mater in November to help toward lights for the baseball and softball fields. His parents still live in the area.