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.

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