Ken Giles leaves game with back tension

We’re Six days away from the opening day of the MLB season and if things could not get any worse for the projected worst team in the league, the Phillies may have lost one of their top least for a while.

Ken Giles left Tuesday’s game against with tightness in his back after hitting 95mph at the Radar gun.

Giles threw against two Blue Jays hitters in the eighth inning before being removed from the game with what was later confirmed as back tightness.

After the game, Giles downplayed the problem and seemed optimistic about his availability for the season opener on Monday. Team officials however are thinking long term and are most likely going to be a little more conservative with the up and coming pitcher until he’s fully healed. It’s all dependant on how he responds to treatment.

The 24 year old said he’d experienced some tightness in recent days which is naturally worrying. Not only is he one of the team’s brightest young stars but he has a history of torso injuries. His Minor league campaign was shorterned in 2013 due to consistent problems.