Found July 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier exited yesterday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners with stiffness in his lower back. Dozier called the issue “just a little back spasm,” and manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters – including Gregg Bell of MLB.com – that he would be evaluated in Minnesota prior to the team’s series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Dozier indicated that he had been dealing with discomfort in his back since Friday’s game. He remained in the Twins’ lineup on Saturday – going 1-for-5 – but following a swing in the fifth inning of Sunday’s contest the pain shot up his back. He was unable to get to a pitch, and after Gardenhire noticed the ailment he removed Dozier from the game. For his part, Dozier is hoping that yesterday’s early exit combined with today’s off day allows him to return for tomorrow’s series opener against the Royals. Prior to the injury, Dozier had doubled and struck out twice. He was replaced at second base by Jamey Carroll. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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