By George A. King  III

Adam Warren

BALTIMORE — Adam Warren was placed on the DL with lower back spasms and there is a chance the valuable right-handed reliever could miss the rest of the regular season.

“Right now the doctors recommended he rest for two weeks. We were hoping to get him back here in Baltimore but we didn’t,’’ Girardi said of Warren, who last pitched Friday and experienced the problem Sunday. “We left him home Sunday and he had the tests Monday and they recommended two weeks’ rest.’’

Because Warren, who has appeared in 45 games, isn’t a starter Girardi has hope he will return before the postseason opens.

“You would think as a reliever at two weeks if he is physically OK that you could get him back at some point,’’ Girardi said of Warren, who is 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA. “But that is if he is OK after two weeks.’’