Justin Morneau 1B COL 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 weeks ago

Morneau (dizziness) is out of the lineup Friday, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

He remains out with a bout of dizziness, but with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers, Rockies hitters on the road are not the best play in daily formats Friday. Wilin Rosario will get the start at first base and Morneau should be considered day-to-day.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 weeks ago

Morneau is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers, after exiting Wednesday's game against the Angels due to dizziness, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

It's possible Morneau's absence is unrelated to Wednesday's incident, as the Rockies are facing Dodgers lefty Brett Anderson. The dizziness is still concerning for Morneau and his owners, given the veteran first baseman's extensive concussion history.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 weeks ago

Morneau left Wednesday's game against the Angels in the eighth inning due to an apparent bout of dizziness, the Associated Press reports.

Tom Runnells, who stepped in to manage the Rockies on Wednesday with Walt Weiss requiring an emergency appendectomy, said that Morneau felt dizzy after making a diving stop defensively. Runnells indicated that Morneau isn't expected to miss time because of it, but the first baseman's lengthy history of concussions during his days with the Twins likely prompted the team to proceed cautiously. The Rockies will face off against a lefty Thursday in the Dodgers' Brett Anderson, so it's likely Morneau will be held out of the lineup, but he should be available off the bench if needed.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 2 weeks ago

Morneau went 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Morneau may begin to lose out on some at-bats against southpaw pitching with lefty masher Wilin Rosario back from the minors, but the reigning NL batting champ has remains locked into a regular role at first base. While his counting stats haven't been steady of late with the Rockies riding a 10-game losing streak, Morneau is still upholding an excellent .292 average for the season.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 3 weeks ago

Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Morneau doesn't sit against all left-handers, but with one as tough as Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers, the move makes sense from a matchup standpoint. Wilin Rosario will take over for him at first base.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 3 weeks ago

Morneau went 3-for-5 with his third home run of the season, a run scored, and two RBI as the Rockies lost the first game of a double header to Arizona on Wednesday.

Morneau got back on track after three straight games without a hit, pushing his average up to .291. He also doubled in the contest, but couldn't lift the Rockies to a win.