Neil Walker 2B PIT Sep 28 '12

Neil Walker will visit a back specialist in Pittsburgh Friday.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noted that it was a previously scheduled visit and not the result of Walker missing the last three games. Still, it's possible the second baseman is shut down with the team eliminated from playoff contention. "I think we're just trying to make sure that we get the right diagnosis because sometimes those back injuries are very tough to put your finger on an exact diagnosis," Hurdle said.

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