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Steve Cishek dealing with sore neck

JUPITER -- Steve Cishek is good at shutting the door in terms of closing out wins. But shutting off the alarm clock is another story.

Cishek strained his neck when he reached to shut off his alarm Tuesday morning. The result: he's taking it easy for a few days while the pain subsides.

"I just reached to shut off the alarm and felt a nice little couple of pops in my neck and shooting pain," Cishek said. "It's a freak thing. Crazy. At least it happened now and not later."

Cishek did not throw off the mound as scheduled on Tuesday but hopes to resume throwing in the next day or two.


The spikes worn by Henderson Alvarez when he tossed his closing-day no-hitter for the Marlins now belong to the Hall of Fame.

Alvarez said Cooperstown came calling for his shoes after his no-no, the fifth thrown in Marlins history.


The Marlins will conduct their first full-squad workout in the early afternoon on Thursday, after position players have had a chance to complete their physicals.