Young day-to-day with back issues
Oft-injured first baseman 'a little tight' according to Acta
VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young missed the last two games of the exhibition season because of back problems. He is listed as day-to-day.
This is the second time in less than a year Young has had back troubles. Early last year, Young missed 39 games because of a sprained lower back.
"His back is a little tight, so we are waiting for him to be 100 percent," manager Manny Acta said of Young's recent injury.
This is Young's second injury this spring. He had a left ring finger contusion late last month. Young was attempting to bunt when a ball from the pitching machine hit two of his fingers.
Young has played three games this spring and is 0-for-4.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.