Johnson departs early with stiff back

Johnson departs early with stiff back

LOS ANGELES -- D-backs second baseman Kelly Johnson left Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers in the sixth inning with stiffness in his back.

Johnson walked in the fourth and doubled in the sixth before being taken out in favor of Augie Ojeda at the end of the inning.

"It stiffened up," Johnson said. "Nothing unusual, no weird swing, no any one thing that happened -- just kind of gradually got more and more stiff. It just got to a point where moving side to side mobility-wise wasn't good at all."

Johnson is listed as day-to-day and the team does not seem to think it will keep him out of the lineup for a prolonged period of time.

"I don't think it's serious," Johnson said. "Just being cautious."