Prospect Wojciechowski rests with sore back

Prospect Wojciechowski rests with sore back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski, who last week underwent an MRI on his strained middle back, said Friday he was sore one day after he attempted to throw. He's still listed as day-to-day and isn't about to rush the injury.

"It felt great this week, and I thought I was ready and started throwing yesterday, and it felt good," Wojciechowski said. "After a little bit, it started getting sore on me and today was pretty sore. I'm going to have to rest it a little bit more and see where I am. I'm not trying to rush it. It's still early. The big thing is to be ready for the season, because I definitely don't want this to flare up once the season starts."

Wojciechowski, who's competing for a rotation spot, now walks the fine line between trying to impress the coaching staff while not wanting to aggravate an injury.

"It's kind of torture right now, just sitting around watching everybody throw," Wojciechowski said. "It's one of those things I have to be patient and take my time and not try to rush it."

Wojciechowski, who sustained the injury throwing Feb. 1, went 9-7 with a 3.56 ERA in 22 games (21 starts) last year at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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