Twins’ Morneau back after 5-game absence
Justin Morneau is back in the Minnesota Twins’ lineup after
missing the previous five games with an illness.
Morneau has not played since April 16 because of a nasty bout of
the flu that has circulated through the team in the last 10 days.
He would have missed six games in a row, but the series opener
against Cleveland on Friday night was postponed by rain.
It’s made his return from missing the last three months of last
season with a concussion even more difficult.
Morneau is hitting just .208 with no homers and three RBIs in 14
Delmon Young has also been fighting the flu and a rib injury.
Young was scratched for the fourth straight game Saturday, but
manager Ron Gardenhire says he hopes to have Young back Sunday in
the series finale.