|Oakland shortstop Bobby Crosby pulled from lineup due to back spasms|
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|Monday, 03 March 2008 10:31|
Crosby, who missed the final two months of 2006 with a fractured vertebrae in his back, was working out with the team in the morning when he started experiencing tightness.
``His upper back spasmed up a little bit while he was taking grounders,'' said manager Bob Geren, who spoke with assistant general manager David Forst for nearly 10 minutes before talking to reporters. ``He's OK. It's no big deal.''
Crosby has not played a full season since being voted AL Rookie of the Year in 2004. The 28-year-old played through rib and ankle fractures in 2005, missed 66 games in 2006 with a fractured vertebrae in his back, then sat out the final 62 games last season with a broken left hand after being hit by a fastball from the Angels' Justin Speier on July 24.
Crosby hit a career-low .226 last year with eight homer and 31 RBIs.