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Morneau hits DL with wrist injury

Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:32 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 10:05 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined with a wrist injury since June 9, and he's headed to the disabled list. He had a cortisone shot in his left wrist Sunday and took batting practice Tuesday, but it reportedly didn't feel well. Morneau then went to see a specialist. He ended up on the 15-day DL with his wrist immobilized, where it will remain for 10 days. The move is retroactive to June 10.

The setback illustrates the kind of misfortune the Twins have had with injuries this season. Just as it appears Joe Mauer is ready to come off the disabled list, Morneau lands there himself. Morneau hasn't been hitting the ball well this season, either, as he's coming back from a bad concussion and now had the wrist malady. Through 55 games, he's hitting .225 with four homers, 21 RBI and a .619 OPS.

For the past five seasons, when healthy, Morneau has been one of the best hitters in baseball. This season he's been a detriment to the Twins lineup. Still, he hasn't lost his talent, and keeping him in the lineup is the only way to let him hit out of his season-long slump. A stint on the DL only means more time before the real Morneau is back anchoring the lineup.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:23 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Morneau hits DL with wrist injury

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Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Morneau hits DL with wrist injury

Sports analysts for KFAN sports radio in Minnesota said it was kind of a relief to have him go on the DL. The fact that the Twins have an open roster spot now to move Mauer back in is a positive; many people see this as a negative, but in reality, Morneau has not provided much offense for the Twins and maybe a trip to the DL will get his head straight (literally and physically) as well as rehab his wrist. The real fact is about a week ago, when Morneau was up to bat, he attempted to bunt. Ron Gardenhire had Morneau bunt the ball! We are talking about the 2006 AL MVP, a 4-time All-Star and 2-time Silver Slugger. That alone is a presage to fact that he shouldn't be playing. A little ice, some rest and hopefully he will be back to his prime, not bunting or swinging at every pitch imaginable. I respect him for playing when he knew that half the team was out, but for the sake of the team, it's probably in everyone's best interest to have him out until he can produce and fullly heal himself.



Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:40 am
 

Morneau hits DL with wrist injury

If your tired of playing baseball......................then maybe you should just RETIRE!!  These clowns get paid if they work OR not. What incentive does Morneau have to get back to work??  His MRI of the wrist is NORMAL and he is allowed to go on the DL???  That is a bunch of crap!!  Get rid of this guy already!!  He's an embarrassment to all PROFESSIONAL athletes!!!  Jokers



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2011 3:48 am
 

Morneau hits DL with wrist injury

I feel sorry for the Twins and their fans as well. They have a great organization there, and it's a shame their 2 best players can't get any decent time on the field together.
 I hope I'm wrong, but it's looking like neither of them will ever be the same again.



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Morneau still ailing, to see specialist

good ole glass joe!

joe mauer and morneau= fragile as they come!



Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:10 pm
 

Morneau still ailing, to see specialist

I knew it. I figured there had to be an ailment of some sort preventing Morneau from being able to drive the ball. I'm a Bluejays fan, but I feel for the Twins fans. I respect the Twins franchise for remaining competitive despite their low payroll. I've always enjoyed their approach to playing the game.



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