Peralta sits out with lower back tightness

Peralta sits out with lower back tightness

PHILADELPHIA -- D-backs outfielder David Peralta is suffering from tightness in his lower back, which has kept him out of the lineup for the first two games of the series with the Phillies.

"I think he was better than he was yesterday," D-backs manager Chip Hale said before Saturday's game. "He's still obviously not playable for a start. We'll try to stay away from him unless we have to use him late in the game for an emergency."

Peralta's injury apparently happened during Thursday's off-day in Philadelphia.

"We had the off-day and a lot of guys just rested, and sometimes when you lay in bed too long your back gets messed up," Hale said. "We're going to get him healthy, and hopefully he'll be back as soon as tomorrow."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.