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Morneau to return Friday

Posted on: August 10, 2011 8:47 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 9:46 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Twins All-Star first baseman Justin Morneau will return to the lineup Friday, manager Ron Gardenhire told the press before his club's Wednesday night game (MLB.com). Morneau had undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc fragment in his neck June 29 and wasn't expected back before Monday at the earliest. He's hitting the ball well for Triple-A Rochester (.409, five RBI in five games), which may have spurred the move. He'll still play two more games for Rochester before joining the Twins Friday for a series against the Indians. Quick Update: Morneau hit a home run Wednesday night for Rochester.

Morneau, 30, missed half of last season with lingering symptoms from a bad concussion and has been plagued by injuries again this season. When healthy, he was one of the best hitters in the league. He's a four-time All-Star with one MVP and one runner-up finish in MVP voting. He was hitting .355 with a 1.055 OPS before his injury in 2010. This year, however, his triple slash line is .225/.281/.338.

An interesting note on the Twins' injury misfortune this season: Morneau and All-Star catcher Joe Mauer have only been in the lineup together eight times in 117 games (Twinsbaseball.com). That has a little something to do with the Twins being more than 10 games out in the second week of August.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:49 pm
 

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Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Morneau to return Friday

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