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Return date for Morales uncertain


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Left-hander Franklin Morales, who last pitched on Feb. 27, remains sidelined with lower back issues, and there is no current timetable for when he will be back on the mound.

"Well, he's still having some low back symptoms, although they are responding favorably to treatment," said manager John Farrell. "We're going to initiate some exercise today with him -- some core stability type program, but we don't have a date marked on a calendar for when he's going to get back on the mound, even in a bullpen session, let alone a game."

Another lefty reliever who has been slowed in camp is Craig Breslow.

"It's a scheduled day off today for him with no throwing," Farrell said. "He'll be out from 75 to 90 feet tomorrow. He's still in the early stages of that throwing program."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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