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Frazier a late scratch with back spasms

CINCINNATI -- About an hour before the Reds played the Tigers on Friday, the Reds scratched third baseman Todd Frazier from the starting lineup.

Miguel Cairo replaced Frazier in the order and batted seventh.

The Reds revealed that Frazier was bothered by back spasms. In 35 games, Frazier is batting .260 with six home runs and 15 RBIs. Frazier has been the primary third baseman since Scott Rolen went on the disabled list May 12.

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CIN Full Game Coverage CINNATI -- About an hour before the Reds played the Tigers on Friday, the Reds scratched third baseman Todd Frazier from the starting lineup.

Miguel Cairo replaced Frazier in the order and batted seventh.

The Reds revealed that Frazier was bothered by back spasms. In 35 games, Frazier is batting .260 with six home runs and 15 RBIs. Frazier has been the primary third baseman since Scott Rolen went on the disabled list May 12.

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