Justin Morneau
DH FA
9 months ago

Morneau accepted a position Monday as a special assistant in the Twins front office, effectively ending his playing career, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old Morneau had been hopeful to keep his career going during the 2017 season, but was unable to find an opportunity. He'll now officially hang up his cleats after 14 MLB seasons with the Twins, Pirates, Rockies and White Sox and retire with a lifetime .281/.348/.481 batting line and 247 home runs. It's no surprise that he'll choose to remain around the game as a member of the Twins organization, with whom he spent his first 11 seasons, highlighted by an AL MVP-winning campaign in 2006.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Hector Santiago due up for Minnesota, Morneau will head to the bench, affording Avisail Garcia a start at DH. Morneau, who will be a free agent again this winter, figures to back in there to face right-hander Jose Berrios in Sunday's season finale.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau homered and knocked in three in a 2-for-3 game Monday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Morneau was hitting a brutal .224/.296/.306 without a home run in 14 games in September before Monday's slump-busting performance. He owns just a .258/.296/.437 line on the year. Morneau has already said he is undecided on his playing status for 2017, and his performance this year hasn't suggested he has much left in the tank.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau (neck) is back in the lineup Monday against Kansas City, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

A neck injury kept Morneau out of action for a week, but he'll return to the lineup Monday to serve as the designated hitter. Morneau will slot into the No. 5 spot in the order against Kansas City's Yordano Ventura.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau (neck) said he hopes to return to the lineup Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morneau has missed nearly a week after tweaking his oft-troublesome neck during batting practice. Morneau also said he is undecided about playing in 2017.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Royals, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio AM reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the neck injury keeping Morneau on the bench for a fifth straight game, Avisail Garcia will handle the DH duties. The White Sox haven't provided much clarity on Morneau's injury situation, but given his advancing age and the team's place in the standing, it wouldn't be surprising if he saw light usage or was shut down for the final two weeks of the season.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the fourth game in a row that Morneau will miss due to this neck issue. Avail Garcia will slot in as the DH to replace him, while Leury Garcia enters the outfield to round out the lineup.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will miss his third game in a row Thursday with neck soreness. Todd Frazier will get the start at first base while Jose Abreu slots in at DH Thursday.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau (neck) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Morneau missed Tuesday's tilt with a sore neck and though the ailment was considered minor enough that he'd be able to return after just one day off, manager Robin Ventura will be cautious with the 35-year-old and hold him out again Wednesday. Jose Abreu will fill in once again as the DH, while Todd Frazier will get the start at first base.

Justin Morneau
DH FA
2 years ago

Morneau is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians due to a sore neck, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

EDGE Analysis

Morneau tweaked his neck during Monday's game, and he will be given a day to rest and recover. His setback does not appear, however, as manager Robin Ventura said he could be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday.