Justin Morneau 1B COL 1 week ago

Morneau, who had been battling elbow tendinitis, will be back in the lineup Monday, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

He will occupy the four hole in a loaded top half of the order for Colorado. Health will be a key factor in his production this season, but for now it seems like he is over the elbow issue and can be drafted with confidence.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 3 weeks ago

Morneau recorded his first hit of the spring in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, notching a double.

Morneau has appeared in four of the Rockies' six Cactus League games, but that's mainly been out of an effort to keep him fresh heading into the regular season. This isn't the 33-year-old's first rodeo, so expect the Rockies to rest him heavily during spring training, which shouldn't impact his standing heading into drafts. Now well removed from the concussions that marred his latter years with the Twins, Morneau looked rejuvenated with the move to the Rockies last season, leading the NL with a .319 average. His contributions in the runs and RBI categories could even notice an upward climb if the Rockies are able to get even close to full health from Troy Tulowitzki and/or Carlos Gonzalez this season.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Morneau will have now sat for the final two games of the season, as the veteran has little left to play for with the Rockies long out of the playoff hunt. Ben Paulsen will get his 10th start of the season at first base in Morneau's stead.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Morneau will get the night off after starting the last four games. Michael Cuddyer will slide in from the outfield and cover first base for the Rockies on Saturday.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau went 2-for-3 with his 17th homer of the season and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

With the two-hit performance, Morneau raised his season batting average to .319, keeping him narrowly ahead of the Pirates' Josh Harrison (.318) in the battle for the National League batting title. If Morneau is able to hold off Harrison, he'd become the second consecutive Colorado hitter to claim the title, after Michael Cuddyer achieved the feat in 2013.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Continuing to lead the National League in batting, Morneau is probably just getting the day off. In a battle of improbable NL batting champions, Morneau has the smallest of leads over Josh Harrison, .318 to .317.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau went 3-for-4 with six RBI and a pair of runs scored in a blowout win over the Dodgers.

As Morneau's battle for the NL batting title continues, the three-hit effort Wednesday could prove to be a big lift as he tries to stave off Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison during the final 10 days of the season. Morneau is now hitting .320 for the season, with a .363 OBP and .497 slugging percentage in his first campaign with Colorado.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau (upper body) went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Morneau was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, but that likely had more to do with the Dodgers owning an 11-3 lead than any concern about the upper-body injury that kept Morneau out the first two games. He was hit by a pitch in his last at-bat in the seventh inning, but still stayed on the field defensively for the final two frames.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau (upper body) is back in the Rockies' lineup Monday, batting third and playing first base, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports.

The only real thing Morneau has to play for this season is a shot at the National League batting title (he's currently batting .315), but that's more than enough for a player to try to battle through pain in meaningless games. He'll probably get a few days off over the final two weeks, but fantasy owners should certainly hold onto him and make sure he's in lineups Monday.

Justin Morneau 1B COL 6 months ago

Morneau (upper body) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Morneau will miss his second consecutive game after he was removed from Friday's contest due to incercostal soreness. It looks like Michael Cuddyer will serve as his primary replacement at first base while he remains sidelined.