TORONTO -- Orioles reliever Matt Lindstrom has been dealing with back spasms, an issue that started with a bad bed in Spring Training and has crept up into the regular season. But the right-hander reported feeling much better on Friday.
"I feel way better than I did the last couple days," said Lindstrom, who manager Buck Showalter said was unavailable Wednesday because of his back.
"It was tight going in, I didn't go in there and tell him, 'Hey skip my back's tight, I can't pitch,'" Lindstrom said. "I think [Showalter] didn't want to get it worse by not going that night in the cold and stuff. But it's feeling a lot better than it did even on Wednesday. It's usually something I have to go through during every season, but I'm confident it's behind me."
Lindstrom dealt with back spasms in Spring Training and is still receiving treatment in the area.
"It had been bothering me because, I think, mostly the different beds I had been sleeping in in Spring Training and stuff like that," he said. "But I ordered a new bed for my place in Baltimore, got there, slept on it Wednesday night and that's the type of bed I need. So, hopefully it won't be an issue this summer."