Manny Parra exited after throwing only one pitch to his second A’s batter on Thursday because of mid-back tightness, the same ailment that delayed the left-handers Cactus League debut in the first place, and hopes to know more about why he can’t shake the problem when he’s examined again on Friday.
Parra said he’s often plagued by a stiff back at this time of year and said he considered it, “normal,” though normally the problem would have subsided by now. He struck out Oakland shortstop Eric Sogard, threw one pitch to Coco Crisp and then was visited on the mound by assistant athletic trainer Dan Wright and left the game.
“We’re going to come [Friday] and see where we’re at,” Parra said. “The ball was coming out good, but I couldn’t really rotate all the way. It will be fine.”