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Roenicke might have tried Bianchi at second base sooner, but the infielder has been dealing with a stiff neck for the last 4-5 days, Roenicke said. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy had the same problem, and left fielder Ryan Braun has also been bothered by a stiff neck.

Roenicke avoids that issue by traveling with his own pillow.

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Roenicke might have tried Bianchi at second base sooner, but the infielder has been dealing with a stiff neck for the last 4-5 days, Roenicke said. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy had the same problem, and left fielder Ryan Braun has also been bothered by a stiff neck.

Roenicke avoids that issue by traveling with his own pillow.

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"I have been for 10 years," he said. "I told those guys, go out and buy a cervical pillow and just pack it with you. Think about it: Every hotel room is different, they all have different pillows, and these guys, unfortunately, they can't afford to have a bad neck."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.

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