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Cubs 1B Rizzo sidelined by back tightness


August 25, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out of Sunday's starting lineup because of tightness in his back.

Rizzo left Saturday's 7-2 loss to Washington in the fifth inning. Rizzo, who turned 30 on Aug. 8, has a history of back issues.

"It's a little bit different spot he said," Maddon said, "so we're not as concerned. ... When I talked to him afterwards yesterday he was pretty optimistic."

Ian Happ started at first in the series finale against the Nationals. It was his third career start at the position.

The Cubs are off Monday before beginning a three-game series at the New Yor...

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