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Twins to place Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list

May 6, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

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Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hasn’t played in a game since Monday, when he felt discomfort in his left wrist on a strikeout swing. And he’s not going to be ready to change that for at least another week.

According to the AP, via NBCSports.com, the Twins are placing the 30-year-old slugger on the 15-day disabled list due to lingering wrist soreness.

The move can be made retroactive to May 1, so he will be eligible to be activated next Tuesday.

Brian Dozier has been called up from the Triple-A level in a corresponding move.

Morneau owns a .230/.313/.459 slash line, four homers and nine RBI in 20 games this season. He’s scheduled to see wrist specialist Dr. Tom Varecka when the Twins return from their weekend series in Seattle.

  1. xsherr - May 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    It’s a shame he can’t stay healthy. Wrist soreness isn’t nearly as bad as when Bedard went on the DL for a pulled ass muscle a few years back.

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