Justin Morneau 1B COL 1 month ago

Morneau (neck) was moved to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

With Gonzalez Germen being claimed by the Rockies on Tuesday, the move will free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Morneau continues to work back from neck and concussion issues, and he's still without a return timetable.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 1 month ago

Morneau and the Rockies are being careful with his recovery from neck and concussion issues, and he remains without a timetable for return, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Morneau was placed on the disabled list in mid-May after suffering from dizziness, which was the result of a sprained neck and concussion. His timetable remains unclear at this point, and it will continue to be difficult to determine until the veteran makes more progress.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 months ago

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday was a good day for Morneau, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports. "I cam away feeling a lot better about his situation," Weiss said.

Morneau has been doing cardio and neck strengthening over the last 10 days or so, and while he and the Rockies believe he will make it back this season, there is still no timetable for his return. Ben Paulsen and Wilin Rosario will continue to get starts at first base while Morneau tries to work back from this concussion.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 months ago

Morneau (concussion) hasn't made much progress in his recovery, MLB.com reports.

Morneau, who has a long history of concussions, is still waiting for his concussion symptoms to fade before he can start strengthening his neck. Rockies manager Walt Weiss believes the first baseman will return before the end of the season, but it isn't a great sign for Morneau that Weiss is even acknowledging the possibility of such a prolonged absence.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 months ago

Morneau (concussion) remains without a timetable to return from the disabled list, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Morneau suffered a concussion and cervical neck sprain while diving for a groundball in a May 13 game, and though he's since but the latter injury behind him, he continues to experience concussion symptoms. He remains under evaluation in Denver for further treatment, but has yet to resume regular baseball activities. The 34-year-old, who is in the final season of his contract with the Rockies, has a lengthy history of concussions from his time in Minnesota, which will likely prompt the team's medical staff to proceed cautiously with his recovery.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 months ago

Morneau (concussion) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday.

The Rockies were forced to transfer Morneau to the 15-day DL on Friday after he reached the maximum amount of time allotted to 7-day DL players. Little has been reported in terms of Morneau's progress and it's uncertain where he stands in his recovery.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 months ago

Morneau (concussion) is not expected to return to the Rockies during their three-game series with the Reds that begins Monday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Morneau is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms, so until he's cleared to begin working out and taking batting practice again, it's difficult to project when he might return. While having the 2014 NL batting champ out of their lineup certainly isn't ideal, the Rockies have managed just fine with Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen at first base since Morneau hit the DL.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 months ago

Morneau (concussion symptoms) will need at least a few more days before he could possibly come off the 7-Day DL, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

He would be eligible to come off the DL for Friday's game, but his symptoms are evidently still lingering. Given Morneau's past history with concussions, it seems like a high-risk proposition to start him in weekly leagues next week give our current information. Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen should continue to fill in at first base in the meantime.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 3 months ago

The Rockies placed Morneau on the 7-day disabled list Saturday with a strained neck and concussion symptoms, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Morneau was dinged up making a diving play in Wednesday's game, and he was placed on the disabled list after it was discovered he is dealing with concussion symptoms. He will be eligible to return to action May 21, but he will have to be cleared per the league's concussion protocol before he gets back on the field. Wilin Rosario is getting the first chance to man first base in Morneau's absence.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 3 months ago

The Rockies relayed Friday that Morneau has been experiencing neck stiffness as the result of a diving stop in Wednesday's game against the Angels, the Associated Press reports.

Morneau's removal from Wednesday's game was initially attributed to an onset of dizziness, but Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells clarified that the first baseman now seems to be suffering from a spell of whiplash. It's not something that's expected to sideline him for extended action, but the Rockies figure to turn to Wilin Rosario for the duration of Morneau's absence.