Morneau expected to miss more time: Twins vs. Indians 7/19

By: Kelly Thesier/

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins first baseman Justin Morneau continues to battle symptoms from the concussion he suffered on July 7 and likely won’t be ready to return when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that it’s doubtful Morneau will make the trip with the team to Baltimore later this week. Morneau has been feeling better when he wakes up in the morning but some of his symptoms — including headaches and some grogginess — return later in the day.

“You talk to him, he’s groggy and he can’t do anything about it,” Gardenhire said. “How long it’s going to last, no one
knows. The doctors can only guess.It’s how the player feels. And when the symptoms leave he can get 
back to baseball activities.”

The Twins will take on the Indians without their cleanup hitter this week and Cleveland is coming off a four-game sweep of the Tigers. For the Twins, they’ll try to capitalize after taking three of four from the White Sox and pulling themselves into a tie for second with Detroit, sitting 1 1/2 games behind Chicago in the AL Central race.

Indians (38-54)
Michael Brantley, CF
Jayson Nix, 2B
Carlos Santana, C
Austin Kearns, RF
Travis Hafner, DH
Jhonny Peralta, 3B
Matt LaPorta, 1B
Trevor Crowe, LF
Jason Donald, SS

Pitching: LHP Aaron Laffey (1-3, 5.12 ERA)



Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Michael Cuddyer, 1B
Jason Kubel, RF
Delmon Young, LF
Jim Thome, DH
Valencia, 3B

J.J. Hardy, SS

Pitching: RHP Scott Baker
(7-8, 4.87 ERA)

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