By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pirates second baseman Neil Walker will sit out today’s game against Toronto because of lower back tightness.

The Pirates and Blue Jays play at 1:05 p.m.

Walker said his absence is just precautionary, but the news raises an eyebrow because he missed time last season because of a lower-back injury. He said he’s feeling OK and wants to make sure he’s not taxing his body too much in spring training.

Walker is listed as day-to-day and is expected to sit out for two to three days.

Josh Harrison will play second base against Toronto.

Chris Gates | Bucs Blog

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