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Back pain puts Kouzmanoff out of KC series

Back pain puts Kouzmanoff out of KC series

KANSAS CITY -- A's manager Bob Geren has ruled out third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff for the remainder of the Kansas City series. Kouzmanoff is officially listed as day-to-day with lower back pain.

"We'll see how he makes progress," Geren said. "But it won't be [Tuesday] or the next day. It's going to be a few more days. He still has to pass some tests on the field and take some batting practice and fielding practice before he would be considered ready to play in a game. That's still a ways off."

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