Justin Morneau 33 | First Base

Colorado Rockies

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July 27, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Morneau (neck) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports. Impact: The Rockies haven't decided just yet if Morneau will spend one or two games on assignment, but if he comes through Monday's game with no complications, he could be activated from the DL as early as Tuesday. Regardless of what occurs, Morneau appears poised to miss the minimum 15 days or very close to it as a result of his injury.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Morneau took batting practice Saturday for the first time since landing on the 15-day DL with a neck strain, MLB.com reports. Impact: He's eligible to return from the DL on Tuesday. It's not clear if he'll return when eligible, but this is an encouraging sign.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: The Colorado Rockies placed Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck. Impact: The move is retroactive to July 14. Morneau is hitting .312 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs. He also took part in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game. (STATS, 6:34pm)
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Morneau will be placed on the 15-day DL due to a neck strain, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Morneau hasn't played since prior to the All-Star break, which will allow the Rockies to backdate his stint to June 14. As a result, Morneau could return to the Rockies in just over a week. Ben Paulsen was recalled to make a start Monday night, and Wilin Rosario, Kyle Parker and Charlie Culberson could also see reps at first base while Morneau is on the shelf.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates. Impact: Morneau has yet to make a start since the All-Star break due to lingering neck stiffness. He'll eye a return during the upcoming three-game series with the Nationals.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Morneau (neck) remains out of the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Pirates, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. Impact: A late scratch from Friday's lineup with neck stiffness, Morneau will sit again Saturday, as Charlie Culberson draws another start at first base. Morneau, who is listed on the lineup card as a reserve, should be considered day-to-day for now, but a DL stint likely can't be ruled out until the team elaborates on the severity of the issue.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Morneau was scratched from Friday's lineup with a stiff neck, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports. Impact: Charlie Culberson will get the start at first base, and Morneau should be considered day-to-day for now.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Morneau was scratched from Friday's lineup, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Impact: There has been no word of an injury to Morneau, so it seems manager Walt Weiss just thought better of starting him against lefty Francisco Liriano. Charlie Culberson will man first base and bat eighth in his absence, with Nolan Arenado moving up into the five-hole in the order.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 14, 2014
News: The choice for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was easy for captain Troy Tulowitzki. Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home in Minnesota. Impact: Morneau missed out on the NL All-Star team, despite a renaissance season with 13 homers, 60 RBIs and a .312 batting average in his first 89 games for the Rockies. But as a former home run derby champion and a four-time All-Star with the Twins before a concussion derailed his career, Morneau seemed destined to be at the festivities this week at Target Field, in some form.(STATS, 7:06pm)
July 13, 2014
News: Morneau went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the visiting Twins. Impact: The big Canadian slugger closes the book on the first half of 2014 having regained his old form, hitting .307 with 38 runs, 13 jacks and 60 RBI. He should be a treat to watch during Monday's Home Run Derby in front of his old home crowd in Minneapolis.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 7, 2014
News: Morneau went 2 for 4 on Sunday. Impact: Morneau has been impressive with an .866 OPS.(STATS, 4:04pm)
Justin Morneau
2014 Season
AVG
.312
HR
13
RBI
60
RUNS
38
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 220  Age: 33
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 5/15/1981, New Westminster, British Columbia
College: None
Debut: 2003
Salary: $5,000,000
Injury Status
7/14/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Neck strain)