Goldschmidt misses second game with stiff back

Goldschmidt misses second game with stiff back

PHOENIX -- D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was out of the starting lineup Saturday for the second straight day due to a stiff back.

The D-backs did not seem to believe the injury is anything to be concerned about.

"He takes care of himself probably as good as anybody, he's really on the program," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "It's not like he did something and felt something, it just tightened up, it's never happened before."

Goldschmidt first experienced the stiffness after taking grounders during batting practice Friday night.

"He's much better today, but we're not going to play him," Gibson said. "It just stiffened up yesterday. Took ground balls and got stiff, kind of locked up last night, much better today."