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Justin Morneau to skip TwinsFest in order to continue workouts

Jan 24, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT

Justin Morneau

Here’s a little addendum to what Craig wrote this morning.

Twins general manager Bill Smith has informed La Valle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Justin Morneau will skip the team’s annual TwinsFest this weekend in order to continue his workouts near his offseason home in Arizona.

Smith said it was a tough decision, but the club feels it’s more important to keep Morneau on track with his specific training program.

“It’s still a work in progress,” Smith said, ”but he has made┬átremendous progress since the end of the season. That’s why I┬ádon’t want to set that back.”

In other words, don’t look too much into his absence at this weekend’s event. Get back to me if for some reason Morneau doesn’t swing a bat sometime next week, as estimated by Smith on Sunday.

  1. Andrew - Jan 25, 2011 at 3:55 AM

    Apparently the fans’ reactions are very mixed. http://www.facebook.com/Twins/posts/10150099800184841

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