Neck bothering Adrian Gonzalez

Updated: August 17, 2011, 8:00 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona acknowledged before Wednesday's game that a stiff neck might be playing a role in the lack of power from first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who has just two homers in his last 199 plate appearances.

"I think he still feels it," Francona said. "But I think about every player in the league right now is probably not perfect, especially the guys who play every inning of every day. It may have cut into his power a little bit, but he'll play and ...

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