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Rotowire: Mar 23 / 10:35a ET
News: Morneau, who had been battling elbow tendinitis, will be back in the lineup Monday, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.
Impact: He will occupy the four hole in a loaded top half of the order for Colorado. Health will be a key factor in his production this season, but for now it seems like he is over the elbow issue and can be drafted with confidence.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 6:31p ET
News: Morneau recorded his first hit of the spring in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, notching a double.
Impact: Morneau has appeared in four of the Rockies' six Cactus League games, but that's mainly been out of an effort to keep him fresh heading into the regular season. This isn't the 33-year-old's first rodeo, so expect the Rockies to rest him heavily during spring training, which shouldn't impact his standing heading into drafts. Now well removed from the concussions that marred his latter years with the Twins, Morneau looked rejuvenated with the move to the Rockies last season, leading the NL with a .319 average. His contributions in the runs and RBI categories could even notice an upward climb in 2015 if the Rockies are able to receive somewhat healthy seasons for either or both of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.