MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers Pursued Twins Justin Morneau Last Week

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times wrote Saturday the Dodgers were involved with talks about a waiver move for Twins first baseman Justin Morneau as recently as last week.

Talks reportedly broke down between the Dodgers and the Twins for Morneau before the trade deadline. A second attempt at finding ground for a deal was made last week, but also came up with no success. So the Dodgers followed up with Boston about first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers and Red Sox have reportedly completed a nine-player deal that includes Boston sending Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to L.A.

Morneau has struggled since suffering a concussion in July 2010. Although he has played the majority of this season, he is struggling against left-handed pitchers, batting .216/.255/.297.

He's .301/.372/.557 against right-handers, with 14 of his 16 home runs coming against them.

The Twins have nearly clinched their second consecutive losing season and were not active players at the trade deadline. Morneau has one year left on a six-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2008.

Be sure to head over to Twinkie Town and SB Nation Minnesota for more on the Twins. Also visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.