March 13, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Harang was scratched from a spring training start for the second time this year because of lower back discomfort and will miss Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland.

Harang missed a March 4 outing because of hamstring tightness, which led to lower back tightness. He pitched two scoreless innings Monday against Baltimore, allowing three hits and two walks.

He signed a $5 million, one-year contract with the Phillies during the offseason and has been slated to be their No. 3 starter.

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