Scott Rolen said his sore and stiff lower back was steadily improving, but it wasn't good enough to play in Sunday's finale at Wrigley Field.
Rolen woke up on Thursday in Chicago and could barely move, but said he could walk "fairly normally" on Sunday. He's going through therapy sessions to alleviate the pain and hopes Monday's off-day will also help him return sooner. He's listed as day to day.
"I haven't been moving well enough the past couple days to do much of anything," Rolen said. "I've just been doing some therapy stuff, so it's just a time issue. I just need to get the time in [and let it heal]."