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Justin Morneau back in the Twins’ starting lineup this afternoon

Apr 23, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Justin Morneau is back in the starting lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Indians. He’ll play first base and bat cleanup against right-hander Fausto Carmona.

Morneau has been sidelined since last Saturday due to a stiff neck and a case of the flu. He recently received a cortisone injection to relieve inflammation in the neck. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said yesterday that Morneau could be available to pinch-hit today, so his condition has obviously improved greatly over the past 24 hours.

Morneau is batting .208/.250/.302 with zero homers, five doubles and three RBI over his first 56 plate appearances this season.

  1. largebill - Apr 23, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Glad to hear. I was beginning to think he had retired. Irresponsible timing. Needs to have the flu in the off season.

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