Cubs News: Anthony Rizzo injury update
|Sunday, May 12, 2019, 3:56 PM- -|
Chicago Cubs standout first baseman Anthony Rizzo won't start tonight's nationally televised game against the Brewers with a back that has tightened up according to a report by ESPN. There is a chance that Rizzo will be available to pinch-hit if he is needed in an important spot.
Kris Bryant will start in his place for a rare first base start.
Rizzo's injury is day-to-day, and the Cubs hope that he will be fine for Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. The 15 inning marathon game on Saturday in cold weather was probably a significant factor flaring up his current back issue.
He is currently batting .252 with ten homers and 29 RBIs this season.
Maddon said it’s the normal back tightness for Rizzo. Nothing worse. Could potentially pinch hit. Also, Lester will get an extra long leash tonight. Both starters will— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) May 12, 2019