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Miami closer Cishek still resting stiff neck

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JUPITER, Fla. -- The first couple of days of Spring Training have been a pain in the neck for Steve Cishek.

A couple of days ago, Cishek woke up with a stiff neck, which led to him skipping his second bullpen session.

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The Marlins closer is receiving treatment, and on Thursday he once again didn't do any throwing.

"I slept wrong or something when I popped out of bed," Cishek said. "It happens. Nothing serious."

Cishek was a standout closer last year, saving 34 of 36 chances to go with a 2.33 ERA.

Considering all the throwing he had been doing entering Spring Training, Cishek doesn't feel missing one stint on the mound is a big deal.

"I've been throwing off the mound in the offseason," he said.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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