DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the New York Yankees because of a stiff neck.
Rasmus, who batted .276 with 22 home runs and 66 RBIs last season, was scheduled to hit seventh, but opted to sit as a precaution.
He does not expect it to be a long-term issue and hopes to return in a ''couple days.''
''I feel all right, I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning,'' Rasmus said. ''I got a little crick in my neck and it's just one of those things that after throwing and warming up, I just felt like I needed to take myself out.''
Anthony Gose took Rasmus' place in center field.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Indians Win-Total Prediction After falling just shy of the World Series in 2016, can the Cleveland Indians follow it up with a better year...
Thumbnail USA vs. Japan WBC Prediction Tanner Roark’s first World Baseball Classic outing didn’t go particularly well. If Team USA wants to advance to the championship game, though, it needs the Washington...
Thumbnail Reds Win Total Prediction Is there any reason to have some optimism about the Cincinnati Reds for the 2017 season? Here’s our breakdown on their season.
Thumbnail Red Sox Win Total Prediction With a stacked rotation, will the Boston Red Sox be able to surge to the top of the MLB standings in the 2017 season?

MLB Team Pages