Twins first baseman Justin Morneau ended spring training two days early to give his back a rest.

He sat out the Twins' exhibition game Friday, March 29, with a sore back and is not scheduled to play in Saturday's Grapefruit League finale.

"He's day to day," general manager Terry Ryan said. "I wouldn't worry. He's got a stiff back."

Despite Morneau's sore back, Ryan feels good about his first baseman's overall health and readiness.