Spring Training Blog: Feb. 28

Updated: March 1, 2009, 2:35 PM ET

SNEEZE COSTS LOOPER START (8:15 p.m. ET) Braden Looper's spring has been slowed by a sneeze.

The Milwaukee right-hander was scratched from his Cactus League debut after feeling tightness in his left oblique muscle near the end of his bullpen warm-up.

Looper, signed as a free agent just before the start of spring training, said he first felt a twinge in his side after he sneezed earlier in the week but didn't think twice about it.

"I haven't felt it playing catch," Looper ...

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