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A sore back prompted slugger Adrian Gonzalez to leave a 4-2 exhibition victory for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Team Australia in the fourth inning Thursday. And what does Gonzalez think caused his back discomfort?

Sightseeing.

Back injuries are the worst. And yet, this is an all-timer. Sightseeing! The photo above, provided by the Dodgers via Twitter, gives us an idea of what Gonzalez was up to. He obviously doesn't know how to dress for the beach. The SIlver Fox Speedo Club here is going to be crestfallen when they find out their new Mexican-American friend couldn't handle the rigors of Bondi Beach.

Gonzalez said via MLB.com that he's "positive" he'll feel better Friday and thus be able to play in the regular-season opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"I need to rest, get off my feet," Gonzalez said. "I've done a lot of walking around the city. I'll be good. I'm positive I'll feel better tomorrow."
Gonzalez said he felt discomfort in pregame stretching, but started the game hoping it would improve.
"It actually got tighter," he said. "I swung at a pitch in the second at-bat, and it didn't feel good. I finished the at-bat because I didn't want to take myself out of the game in the middle of the at-bat."

No, that would be embarrassing.

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Despite his tourism frailties, Gonzalez really is a tough guy. He played 157 games in 2013 despite having a painful strained neck muscle for a significant portion of the season.

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