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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Anthony Rizzo blames bad hotel bed for back issue

Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo is on the disabled list for the first time in his career, and he thinks a hotel bed is to blame.

Rizzo is sidelined due to back tightness, and he thinks a bed from the Cincinnati hotel the Chicago Cubs stayed at for their second series of the season hurt him.

“I think the next time I go [to Cincinnati], I’ll sleep on the floor,” Rizzo said, via ESPN. “I just have to take care of myself better.”

Rizzo has had back issues in the past, but it usually happened later in the season.

“Usually it’s July, August, September,” Rizzo said. “You mentally grind through it, and as long as you can move, you can play. This is one of those things where we talked and I don’t want to be locked up for the entire year.

“Hopefully, we put a nip to it the next five days and don’t have to deal with it.”

Ideally, Rizzo will face a quick DL stint and be good to go for a while. He just needs to make sure he gets better hotel beds going forward.



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