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Justin Morneau (neck) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

He's currently slated to play two games before being activated Wednesday, but it's possible he'll talk his way into being activated Tuesday if things go well Monday. Morneau has missed the last couple weeks with a strained neck but appears to be over the ailment. He's hitting .312/.345/.502 with 13 homers and 60 RBI over 89 games this season.

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Justin Morneau (neck) took batting practice Saturday.

Morneau has been out since July 21 with a neck strain and this was his first batting practice session since being placed on the disabled list. He will be eligible to return to the active roster as soon as Tuesday, but his absence will likely extend into August.

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Rockies placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain.

Morneau missed the entire weekend series against the Pirates and will now get some extended rest. The Rockies have called up Ben Paulsen to take his place on the active roster.

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Justin Morneau (neck) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's now missed all three starts of the weekend series versus the Pirates due to a stiff neck. Morneau remains day-to-day. Charlie Culberson is getting another start at first base Sunday.

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Justin Morneau (neck) hopes to play on Sunday against the Pirates.

Morneau has been sidelined with a stiff neck since Friday. Charlie Culberson has been holding down first base in his absence. Morneau is batting .312 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI on the season.

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Justin Morneau was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a stiff neck.

Morneau also missed a game back in May with a stiff neck, but it doesn't appear that this is a big deal. Consider him day-to-day. Charlie Culberson is handling first base Friday in Morneau's place.

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Justin Morneau went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss against the Twins.

If the first baseman is disappointed about not being chosen to the All-Star Game, he's certainly not showing it. Morneau had three hits against his former team, raising his season line to .312/.345/.502. The move to Colorado has revived Morneau's career, and there's no reason to think he'll drop off in the second half.

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Justin Morneau has been selected as the final participant for the National League in next week's Home Run Derby.

Morneau lost out to Anthony Rizzo in the Final Vote, but he'll at least get to go back to Minnesota in another capacity. The Rockies' first baseman is a former Derby champ, having won the year Josh Hamilton put on a show at Yankee Stadium. Morneau is joined by teammate Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Frazier, Yasiel Puig and Giancarlo Stanton in the NL. The American League will go with Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson.

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Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting a breather against southpaw Eric Stults. Kyle Parker is at first base Wednesday in Morneau's place.

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Justin Morneau hit a two-run double and three-run home run on Friday.

In an old fashioned Colorado slugfest, Morneau did all of his damage in the first two innings off of Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada. Morneau finished 2-for-5. The home run was his 12th on the season and the five RBI bring him up to 49. He's putting up All-Star numbers in Denver, with a line of .299/.336/.520.