Redding day to day after exiting with back pain

Redding day to day after exiting with back pain

Redding day to day after exiting with back pain
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dodgers non-roster starting pitcher Tim Redding left Friday's game against the D-backs with lower back pain in his right side and is considered day to day.

Redding told the club he first felt a twinge swinging a bat. He came out after the first pitch to the fourth batter in the fourth inning, clutching his side.

Redding had been contending with John Ely for a possible fifth starter job to replace Jon Garland, who suffered a strained oblique March 9.

The Dodgers already figure to start the season with four other players on the disabled list -- Garland, Vicente Padilla, Casey Blake and Dioner Navarro.