CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cody Asche was scratched from Thursday afternoon's lineup after feeling tightness in his back during the Phillies morning stretch at Bright House Field.

Asche was replaced with Andres Blanco, who is batting ninth against the Toronto Blue Jays. Asche, 24, has 10 hits this spring in 42 at-bats. He has hit three home runs in the last week.