Anthony Rizzo exits game with mid-back tightness
The Chicago Cubs are in engaged a tight battle atop the National League Central, but they may now have just been thrown an injury curveball.
Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo was forced to exit Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals early. A team official stated that mid-back tightness was the cause of Rizzo’s early departure, per Patrick Mooney of The Athletic.
The three-time All-Star is having another excellent season, batting .291 with 25 homers and 82 RBIs. He had also appeared in 125 of Chicago’s 129 games so far and has played in at least 153 games in five of the past six seasons.
As for the Cubs, they sit just half a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the division lead. They could be getting another former All-Star back soon but might have just lost a more important one in his stead.