Braves' Walden to Have Back Examined

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Braves' Walden to Have Back Examined
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Twelve games into the Grapefruit League schedule, Braves setup reliever Eric O’Flaherty (groin) and Jordan Walden (back) have one appearance between them, and Walden was sent back to Atlanta this week to have his sore back checked. Walden has been getting treatment for back pain since his Feb. 23 Braves debut against the Yankees, when he was charged with three hits and four runs (one earned) in one inning. General manager Frank Wren said Walden was sent to Atlanta to be examined, but that he didn't think the former Angels closer would be out for long.

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