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Justin Morneau may be a playoff possibility after "four good days in a row"

Sep 30, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

Last week manager Ron Gardenhire replied “I don’t see how it could possibly happen” when asked about Justin Morneau’s chances of playing again this season following a July 7 concussion, but general manager Bill Smith was far less willing to rule it out and yesterday the Twins revealed that Morneau has been symptom-free all week.
“Morneau’s doing really well,” Gardenhire told Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Had another good day, that’s about four good days in a row. He’s got the possibility of taking the full workout with us tomorrow, [batting practice], ground balls, everything.”
At the same time, Gardenhire called it “jumping the gun” when asked about the possibility of Morneau being on the ALDS roster, which must be finalized Wednesday.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Even if the guy can get you one big pinch-hit I would put him on the roster instead of some pitcher who probably isn’t going to get into a game anyway.

  2. ThatGuy - Sep 30, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    If he is symptom free, put him on the roster. With Thome DHing, the Twins have no bat off the bench. It could be a huge advantage having a guy like him that can come off the bench.

  3. kander13 - Sep 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Even if he could play first that would be an improvement over Cuddy’s defense.

  4. NicoSamuelson2 - Sep 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    I hope he isn’t just saying he feels better because he wants to play in the postseason…

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