Cubs 1B Rizzo sidelined by back tightness

Cubs 1B Rizzo sidelined by back tightness
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo throws his helmet after striking out swinging during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

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

Rizzo left Saturday’s 7-2 loss to Washington in the fifth inning. Rizzo has a history of back issues, but manager Joe Maddon says the tightness is in a different spot this time.

The Cubs are off Monday before beginning a three-game series at the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Chicago also placed reliever Derek Holland on the 10-day injured list and recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa before Sunday’s game against the Nationals.

Holland is out with a bruised left wrist. He got struck by a comebacker during Wednesday’s 12-11 loss to San Francisco.


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