Ken Giles Pulled From Spring Game With Back Tightness
Will Ken Giles miss the start of the season?
There is some cause for concern as the Phillies set-up man, was lifted from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after experiencing pain in his back. Giles left the game today after facing a couple of hitters and said he thinks he should be ready to go for the start of the season on Monday against Boston.
"It doesn't bother me moving around," Giles explained. "I feel a little tension there, kind of stiff, just need to relieve it kind of thing. "I've had it for a few days, but it felt like it went away completely today, once I got back out there and really rev it up it kind of clenched up."
Giles, 24, is one of the few Phillies fans are excited about seeing this season after the 24-year old posted an exceptional 1.18 ERA and striking out and 64/ in 45 2/3 innings last season.
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