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Justin Morneau undergoes minor surgery on left wrist

Oct 1, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

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Justin Morneau is apparently trying to set the record for the most offseason surgeries of all-time.

Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities reports that Morneau had minor surgery on his left wrist yesterday morning, just 10 days after undergoing procedures on his left knee and right foot.

According to Twins general manager Bill Smith, Morneau underwent a stabilization procedure on a tendon and will need to wear a cast for six weeks. This is the same very wrist that kept Morneau sidelined for most of June.

Morneau was limited to just 69 games this season, batting .227/.285/.333 with four home runs, 30 RBI and a .618 OPS over 288 plate appearances. In addition to a multitude of injuries, his concussion symptoms returned at the end of August, casting doubt upon his status for the 2012 season and beyond.

2006 first-round pick Chris Parmelee batted .355/.443/.592 with four homers, 14 RBI and a 1.035 OPS over 88 plate appearances as a September call-up, but the Twins might secure an insurance policy for first base this winter.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 1, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    At this rate, I think he’s going to make some medical school a fine cadaver some day.

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