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Morel to see another back specialist

Morel to see another back specialist

Morel to see another back specialist
ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Brent Morel is scheduled to see another doctor in Los Angeles this week after seeing a spine specialist in Chicago on Monday, according to White Sox manager Robin Ventura.

Morel, on the disabled list since May 18 for a lumbar back strain, was taking part in a Minor League injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte but pulled himself out of a game after one at-bat last Thursday.

On Sunday, Morel said there were a few pain-free games with the Knights, but the pain grew increasingly worse with his stint. Morel continues to deal with back pain and the frustration of not quite knowing the next course of action.

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"Anybody who is hurt is frustrated because you don't know," Ventura said. "You are not a doctor but you know what it feels like and it's hard for them to find it or explain it. I understand it's frustrating. It's scary all at the same time. Again, I just want him to get whatever he needs to get done and get it solved."

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