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Morneau is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Fellow lefty swingers Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are both in the lineup, but Morneau will sit as Matt McBride mans first and bats sixth against Vidal Nuno. Morneau is enjoying a strong bounce-back campaign after a disappointing 2013 season, but he is still batting just .241/.270/.380 against southpaws.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 9 Days
Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
The Rockies haven't suggested that an injury is in play for Morneau, who recently dealt with a neck ailment. Instead, it appears the Rockies are just giving Morneau some rest for preservation purposes. Matt McBride will cover for his at first base.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 11 Days
Morneau went 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBI, while driving out his 14th homer of the season on Friday against the Marlins.
The 33-year old first baseman has kept his batting average around the .300 mark since the middle of June. Morneau's slash line (.319/.362/.504) is evident that as long as he can keep himself healthy he'll be a top-tier contributor at first base.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 13 Days
Morneau is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.
Morneau has battled neck soreness and recent days and the Royals are starting a lefty in Danny Duffy, so manager Walt Weiss will take the opportunity to get the 33-year-old some additional maintenance. Matt McBride will take over at first base and bat sixth in his absence. Morneau just rattled off a 10-game hit streak and has hit safely in all but two games this month.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 14 Days
Morneau (neck) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.
A late scratch from Saturday's lineup with neck stiffness, Morneau also missed both games of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds as a result of the injury. It seems Monday's off day provided sufficient maintenance, however, as Morneau is penciled in to man first base and bat third Tuesday against right-hander James Shields. In 44 career at-bats against Shields, Morneau has 15 hits (.341 average) including four home runs.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 16 Days
Morneau (neck) is not in the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Reds.
Morneau sat out the first game Sunday with a sore neck, and he will do the same in the nightcap. Ben Paulsen will get the start at first base in Morneau's place.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 16 Days
Morneau (neck) is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.
Morneau was a late scratch Saturday, and will miss at least one additional game. His availability for the night cap remains uncertain, but Michael Cuddyer will man first base for the afternoon tilt.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 17 Days
Morneau was a late scratch with a stiff neck Saturday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Michael Cuddyer will move over to first base as a result with Drew Stubbs ultimately moving into the starting lineup while Morneau moves out. The 33-year-old will be a game-time decision Sunday.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 23 Days
Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Morneau has started at first base in each of the Rockies' 11 games since returning from the DL on July 28, so manager Walt Weiss will just give the veteran a day of rest Sunday. The newly-recalled Ben Paulsen gets the start at first base in his place.
Justin Morneau 1B/DH COL 26 Days
Morneau went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Morneau was one of four Rockies on the evening with three hits, as the team tacked Cubs ace Jake Arrieta with his worst start of the season. The first baseman remains in a long home run drought, having not gone deep since June 29, but continues to carry a .348 on-base percentage on the season, while racking up 63 RBI.