Cubs' Anthony Rizzo To Miss 2nd Straight Game

Ian Happ will start at first base as Rizzo is suffering from back tightness.

Laurence Holmes Show
August 27, 2019 - 12:06 pm
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo

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(670 The Score) Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will miss his second straight game Tuesday as he continues to deal with back tightness, manager Joe Maddon said on the Laurence Holmes Show.

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Ian Happ will start at first base for the Cubs. Maddon didn't express much serious concern for Rizzo.

"He'll be fine in a couple days," Maddon said.

Rizzo exited early in the Cubs' loss to the Nationals on Saturday, then sat out Sunday as well. The Cubs had an off day Monday, but they want to be careful with an issue that has bothered Rizzo sporadically in the past few seasons.

Rizzo is hitting .290 with 25 homers, 82 RBIs and a .928 OPS in 125 games.