Second baseman Ian Kinsler joined catcher Mike Napoli on the list of players sidelined by a nagging spring-training injury. The Rangers scratched Kinsler from a start because of back stiffness.

Kinsler said the condition had been coming on for a few days but insisted he is not concerned. The Rangers suspected something was wrong when Kinsler made an awkward pivot attempting to turn a double play in the first inning of Friday's game.

Kinsler is expected to get at least two more days off before playing again.