Aramis Ramirez tested his aching lower back during batting practice Wednesday afternoon and pronounced himself fit to play against the Nationals.
Ramirez missed Tuesday's game with back spasms and manager Mike Quade delayed his final lineup until after Ramirez had tested the back during drills. Lineup changes find Reed Johnson playing right field and batting second and Jeff Baker playing first base and batting cleanup behind starter Rodrigo Lopez.
Aramis Ramirez back in Cubs lineup
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