Miller scratched vs. Rox with neck spasms

Miller scratched vs. Rox with neck spasms

SEATTLE -- Brad Miller was scratched from the lineup before Sunday's 3-2 loss the Rockies with neck spasms.

Miller was slated to bat eighth and play center field. James Jones, who logged his first two hits of the season in Seattle's 4-2 loss to Colorado on Friday, started the game in center and hit in the ninth spot, while catcher Steve Baron was moved up to eighth in the lineup.

Miller went 1-for-4 and played shortstop on Friday. The 25-year-old is hitting .253 with nine home runs and 41 RBIs this season.

"Let's hope so," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon when asked if Miller would be available for Monday's game. "Woke up with neck spasms, tried to get it loose and could not go."

Andrew Erickson is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.