Maddon expects Rizzo in Cubs' lineup Monday

From ESPN - April 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs manager John Maddon expects first baseman Anthony Rizzo to return to the lineup Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rizzo was put on the disabled list last week with a stiff lower back that he blamed in part on a hotel room bed in Cincinnati.

The weather forecast in Chicago calls for snow showers in the morning and then cloudy conditions with temperatures in the mid-30s at game time (7 p.m. ESPN).

"If he's ready to roll, we will probably play him, I would imagine, but probably watch him," Maddon told reporters. "[With] Anthony coming back in, [I will ask him] in the fifth inning, 'How are you doing?' Does he need to be brought back in slowly? I am not sure. So we will just play that by ear."


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