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Pirates, Orioles likely to pass on Justin Morneau

Jul 31, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

Justin Morneau AP

It sure sounds like Justin Morneau is more likely to be dealt in August than before Wednesday’s deadline.

According to John Perotto of the Beaver County Times, the Pirates have “next-to-zero” interest in Morneau as they weigh an upgrade at first base or in right field. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun is among those reporting that the Orioles aren’t having any conversations regarding Morneau. They may be focused more on a cheaper option in Seattle’s Michael Morse.

It’s entirely possible that Morneau won’t be dealt at all. The Twins have little to gain for keeping him the rest of the season, but they may want him back, albeit at a significant paycut, for 2014.

  1. missthemexpos - Jul 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    He will be playing for the Blue Jays in 2014.

  2. mlblogsbig3bosox - Jul 31, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    That photo is fitting.

  3. dlhouse18 - Jul 31, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Morneau doesn’t give a positive answer to the “What have you done for me lately” question.

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