Social media was abuzz after the Chicago Cubs announced their Thursday starting lineup, which did not include stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo -- although manager David Ross said no one's been traded. At least not yet.

"I had this earmarked for Rizz for a while now," Ross stated before the Cubs series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. "First off-day after the all-star break. That was normal.

"Looking at the length of the game last night and KB (Bryant) all over the place, and issues with his legs, just made some sense to me."

Bryant saw his first action of the season at shortstop during Wednesday's loss after starting the game in left field. He endured a 69-pitch ninth inning and had hamstring problems last week so Ross decided a day off was needed.