Chicago Cubs: Rizzo sidelined for 3rd straight game with back issues


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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs will play a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 2:05 pm CT on Saturday afternoon.

However, Cubs star first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be missing his third straight game because of tightness in his lower back. He is listed day-to-day with the injury and the Cubs had expected him to be back on Saturday. Good job by the Cubs to take precautions on this injury so it doesn't become a lingering problem in the regular season.

Jeimer Candelario will take his place at first base.

Rizzo batted .292 with 32 homers, 109 RBIs, and had an impressive .385 on-base percentage in 2016.

Update: Rizzo took batting practice and will more than likely start on Tuesday against Team Italy.

Cubs batting lineup vs. Dodgers

1. Jason Heyward DH

2. Kris Bryant 3B

3. Ben Zobrist 2B

4. Kyle Schwarber LF

5. Addison Russell SS

6. Miguel Montero C

7. Jon Jay CF

8. Jeimer Candelario 1B

9. Matt Szczur RF

Starting pitcher - Mike Montgomery

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