Kris Bryant returns to Cubs lineup Friday vs. Angels

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Bryant singles in his lone game so far this spring, Saturday against the Rangers.

MESA, Ariz. — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who has missed much of the past week because of a flu bug, is back in the lineup Friday as the Cubs play the Los Angeles Angels in Tempe, Ariz.

Bryant was well enough Thursday to complete a full pregame practice schedule.

Right fielder Jason Heyward bats leadoff against right-hander Garrett Richards, as manager Joe Maddon said he wanted to give him a look for a possible place in his leadoff-man rotation.

Left-hander Jose Quintana makes his spring debut Friday.

The lineup for the 2:10 p.m. game ( audio):

  • RF Jason Heyward
  • 3B Kris Bryant
  • 1B Anthony Rizzo
  • SS Addison Russell
  • DH Kyle Schwarber
  • 2B Javy Baez
  • CF Albert Almora Jr.
  • C Victor Caratini
  • LF Peter Bourjos
  • (LHP Jose Quintana)

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