Orioles reserve catcher Taylor Teagarden woke up with back pain on Friday and has been shut down for at least a day or two.
Teagarden missed a big chunk of last season after suffering a more serious back injury in spring training, but he said Friday's discomfort is not comparable to the problem that delayed his arrival in Baltimore last year until midseason.
"[It was] real stiff, pretty achy this morning, a little more than normal,'' Teagarden said "Just want to be a little cautious, you know. Dealing with what I had to go through last year, if I have to take a day or two to let it calm down, that's fine."
Teagarden said he isn't sure what triggered the stiffness.