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Brewers tried to trade for Justin Morneau, but Rockies pulled him back off waivers

Aug 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

Justin Morneau Rockies AP

Milwaukee tried to pick up a big bat for the stretch run by claiming Colorado first baseman Justin Morneau off revocable waivers, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the two sides couldn’t work out a deal and the Rockies pulled him back.

That means Morneau will finish out the season with the Rockies, for whom he’s had a comeback season hitting a league-high .317 with 14 homers and an .860 OPS in 112 games after three years wrecked by a concussion in Minnesota.

By comparison Brewers first basemen (mostly Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds) have combined to hit .216 with with a .670 OPS.

Morneau is under contract for next season at a reasonable $6.75 million salary, so the Rockies weren’t inclined to give him away cheaply.

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  1. brewcrewchamps - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Man this would have been huge….

  2. ejheim62 - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    maybe. He didn’t exactly light it up during the Pirates playoff run last year, remember.

    • brewcrewchamps - Aug 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      I bet he still hit over .200 which Mark Reynolds is struggling to stay above

      Then again, he does have 21 homers…..whaaaa?

  3. maddog11896 - Aug 28, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Coulda shoulda woulda, Reynolds and Overbay has surprisingly had some amazing defense over at 1st. That’s doesn’t make up for the hitting, but it’s something

  4. twinwildflyer - Aug 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Morneau wasn’t fully healthy for the Bucs either.

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