Phillies scratch Aaron Harang from start with back injury

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Philadelphia signed Aaron Harang for $5 million to eat some innings in a rebuilding season, but now the veteran right-hander is having back problems.

Harang was scratched from Saturday’s scheduled start with lower back discomfort, which has now caused him to miss two outings already.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told Jim Hawkins of CSNPhilly.com that “it’s just a little muscular thing” and “I’m not too worried.”

Still, back problems for a 37-year-old are always worrisome.