08/27/09 2:30 PM ET
Blum flies back to Houston for exam
Astros veteran infielder bothered by stiff neck
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
Astros manager Cecil Cooper said he believes the problem is stemming from a nerve in Blum's neck.
"He's been battling that and a sore left knee and everything, and he's got to get it checked out," Cooper said.
Blum, hitting just .136 in his last six games, is batting .259 with nine homers and 45 RBIs this year.