Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo removed from lineup with back tightness


ATLANTA — First baseman Anthony Rizzo has been scratched from the Chicago Cubs’ lineup against the Atlanta Braves due to back tightness.

The Cubs say Rizzo’s status is day to day.

Javier Baez moves from third base to first base in the reconfigured lineup for Friday night’s game. Kris Bryant is starting at third base and rookie Albert Almora enters the lineup in left field.

Rizzo has started 56 of the team’s 58 games at first base. Bryant made the other two starts at first base.

Rizzo, hitting .259, has 13 homers and is tied with Bryant for second in the NL with 43 RBIs.