Back spasms bench Rolen

Thursday, April 12, 2007

PITTSBURGH -- Third baseman Scott Rolen remained out of the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup Wednesday because of back spasms.

Rolen began having back problems in his hotel room Tuesday and was a late scratch from the Cardinals' lineup that night. Scott Spiezio, recovering from a bout of food poisoning, took Rolen's place and had a tying two-run single in the ninth inning of the team 3-2 win.

With the Cardinals having a day off today at home, manager Tony La Russa rested Rolen again Wednesday.

"It's not much better, so we'll keep him out of this one. He can see our (medical) people and the doctors and, hopefully, we'll get him back this weekend," La Russa said.

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