Gonzalez pushes back 'pen session due to spasms

Gonzalez pushes back 'pen session due to spasms

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Miguel Gonzalez will not throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday, as the O's right-hander -- who exited Saturday's workout with back spasms -- will give it another day or two to let the area calm down.

"My lower back tightened up a little bit on the rundown covering first [base]," Gonzalez said. "I haven't been stretching as much as I was used to. ... I feel pretty good now. I feel a lot better than I did yesterday."

Gonzalez, who threw a bullpen session on Friday, will continue to get treatment on the area and play it by ear in terms of getting back up on the mound. The right-hander had a minor back issue before one of his starts last year but was still able to pitch.

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