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Joaquin Benoit's neck stiffness costs throwing session

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Joaquin Benoit felt neck pain today. No word on whether he suffered lingering effects from the strange photo shoot last spring.
Joaquin Benoit felt neck pain today. No word on whether he suffered lingering effects from the strange photo shoot last spring.

Detroit Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit missed his throwing session today after suffering from neck soreness today in Lakeland. The right-hander said the pain increased throughout the morning until he could no longer turn his head to the right. Benoit does not think this will be a lingering issue.

Benoit told Chris Iott of MLive:

"As soon as this thing is gone, I'll be in there. I was supposed to throw today, and I felt pretty good throwing. I'm just going to give it a little bit of time and come in here and work on it."

Benoit is beginning his second year of a three-year deal with the Tigers. He had a 2.95 ERA with 1.05 WHIP during his first season in Detroit.

I'm sure this won't be the only ticky-tack injury of the spring. Of course you'd prefer nothing but good news, but it is way too early to worry about anything.