Then the Phillies scratched Aaron Harang from Saturday's start against the Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., because he has "lower back discomfort."
The Phillies said it is precautionary, and Harang is day to day.
"I'm not that concerned about it," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "It's a muscular thing that he has."
This is the second time Harang has missed a start this spring because of his back. He pitched Monday against the Orioles and said his back felt fine.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.