Maddon: Niemann had 'upper arm' tightness

Maddon: Niemann had 'upper arm' tightness

Maddon: Niemann had 'upper arm' tightness
TORONTO -- Jeff Niemann left Saturday's game with tightness in his arm. After the game, he told reporters that the tightness was in his arm, but he would not be specific about the location of the tightness.

Rays manager Joe Maddon cleared up that mystery on Sunday when he told reporters that the tightness Niemann experienced was in his "upper arm, shoulder area."

"I don't know specifically where it is," Maddon said. "It was just in that area, and that's why [it's important to be careful with] the stiffness or tightness in that capsule area. I'm sure when we get back home, he'll have more tests. But it was just a shoulder malaise, nothing awful."

Maddon noted that he will not name the rotation for games after Thursday's off-day until Monday.