Aug 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
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.
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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