Aug 20 1:34p
Morneau is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.
Morneau has battled neck soreness and recent days and the Royals are starting a lefty in Danny Duffy, so manager Walt Weiss will take the opportunity to get the 33-year-old some additional maintenance. Matt McBride will take over at first base and bat sixth in his absence. Morneau just rattled off a 10-game hit streak and has hit safely in all but two games this month.