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Rizzo in lineup, feels fine after back spasms

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CHICAGO -- Mike Olt took grounders at first base early Sunday just in case Anthony Rizzo was still bothered by back spasms, which forced him out of Saturday's game.

"I told him not to," Rizzo said, joking. "That's my position."

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CHICAGO -- Mike Olt took grounders at first base early Sunday just in case Anthony Rizzo was still bothered by back spasms, which forced him out of Saturday's game.

"I told him not to," Rizzo said, joking. "That's my position."

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Rizzo was in the Cubs' lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Reds. He was pulled from Saturday's game in the eighth inning because of the back problems, which he said started "barking" in the fifth or sixth innings.

"He felt he'd be fine [Sunday] and came in and said he felt good," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said.

Olt is the Cubs' backup at first.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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