PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Twins outfielder Denard Span is confident that the stiffness in his neck is unrelated to the concussion symptoms or vestibular neuritis he's dealt with over the past few years. Span said he's "optimistic" about the recent injury, and said Monday that he hopes to be back on the field within the next few days.
"It feels a lot better than it did yesterday. I have a little bit more range of motion," Span said Monday morning. "I definitely don't think it has anything to do with the concussion stuff. I'm optimistic as far as that."
Span said his neck started stiffening on up him during Saturday's game against Pittsburgh in Bradenton. He was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup against the Yankees.
"When I woke up (Saturday), I was fine," Span said. "It had to have happened some time during pregame because by the second inning, it started to tighten up and stiffen up on me."
Span was scheduled to see a chiropractor Monday. He said he was also going to take some lig...