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.
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.