Catcher John Baker was not in the lineup Wednesday, one night after being removed from Tuesday's game because of a stiff back. He is hopeful he can play in today's 1:30 p.m. matinee.
Baker said he felt the pain - which is in the left side of his lower back - two weeks ago but it "started acting up" Tuesday.
"We're just being smart," he said.
Why in the world would you have him catching in a day game, assuming he is good to go, just like I would believe anything he has to say about being physically able, when the next off-day isn't until September 7? Sure catching a night game and followed up by a day game isn't going to be easy on Paulino but re-tweaking the back will land Baker on the DL.