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Zobrist exits early vs. O's with upper back spasms

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles prior to the start of the fourth inning due to upper back spasms.

The team announced the injury was not believed to be serious. He finished the day 0-for-1 at the plate.

Will Rhymes took his place in the lineup, striking out in his first at-bat on the day.

Zobrist has been one of the team's more consistent hitters, batting .250 on the season with 12 homers and 42 RBIs.

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles prior to the start of the fourth inning due to upper back spasms.

The team announced the injury was not believed to be serious. He finished the day 0-for-1 at the plate.

Will Rhymes took his place in the lineup, striking out in his first at-bat on the day.

Zobrist has been one of the team's more consistent hitters, batting .250 on the season with 12 homers and 42 RBIs.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.