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Blake pulled after back soreness

Updated: March 9, 2010, 1:43 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake was removed from Monday's Cactus League game after two innings because of back soreness, a move manager Joe Torre and trainer Stan Conte said was precautionary.

"Before the game, he was playing catch and getting loose, and he said he felt something back here" Torre said of Blake's back. "Then during the game, he came in to field a bunt [in the second inning] and dropped down sidearm to throw, and he felt it again. We just ...

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