The Braves are holding Eric O'Flaherty out of Grapefruit League action until next week in order to protect his back.
O'Flaherty has dealt with back issues off and on for the Braves the last couple years, so the club is using the extra week of spring training to ease him into things. "He's fine," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We're just going to be smart with him and use that extra week to make sure he does not get too ready. I'd rather him start a little later than start a little sooner and then back him off."