Larish day-to-day with stiff neck

Jeff Larish’s quest to crack the Tigers’ roster as a utilityman is temporarily on hold. The corner infielder and outfielder was scratched from Friday’s starting lineup and is considered day-to-day with a stiff neck.

Larish was slated to start at first base in Friday’s game against the Blue Jays, but woke up with restricted movement in the left side of his neck. The athletic training staff was able to loosen it up a little bit, but he still felt it during pregame batting practice.

“I’m trying to be optimistic and should be able to go tomorrow [at home against the Mets],” Larish said.

Larish started at third base Thursday against the Nationals. The Tigers are trying to use him at both corners, and they hope to give him some playing time in the corner outfield spots.

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