Aug 4, 2011, 1:48 PM EST
Justin Morneau‘s comeback from neck surgery was delayed earlier this week when his scheduled workouts were rained out on back-to-back days, but the former MVP took batting practice yesterday at Target Field and reported no problems.
“He had a really good day on the field with BP and ground balls and the whole package,” manager Ron Gardenhire told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. “Everything went good.”
Assuming his next couple rounds of batting practice go well (or good, whatever) Morneau could be cleared to participate in simulated games or perhaps even begin a minor-league rehab assignment.
He hasn’t played since June 29 and before that struggled mightily while coming back from the concussion that ended his season in early July last year, hitting just .225 with four homers and a .619 OPS in 55 games.
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