Twins Put Morneau on Disabled List
After missing the final weekend before the All-Star break thanks to a concussion, Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins were hoping that a few days off would help him come back strong in the second half.
Well, the chances of that happening don't seem great.
Morneau tried working out Thursday before the Twins start a big four-game series at home against the division-leading White Sox, but still felt woozy and said afterward that he thinks there's a stint on the disabled list in his near future.
If Morneau does end up on the disabled list, he hasn't played since July 8, so he'd be out until July 24. Not good news for a Twins team that has been dropping down the standings the last few weeks.
Morneau leads the Twins in just about every meaningful offensive category except for RBI (Delmon Young has 58 to his 56) and is hitting .345 with 18 homers and an OPS of 1.055, so obviously, not having him in the lineup leaves a lot of production for which to make up.
Morneau suffered the concussion last week in Toronto when Blue Jays shortstop John McDonald accidentally kneed him in the head as Morneau slid into second trying to break up a double play.