Justin Morneau Injury: Twins Slugger Should Be Cleared For Spring Training

Justin Morneau hasn't been the most durable hitter in the Minnesota Twins lineup over the past couple of seasons, but the former AL MVP should be good to go this season. The first baseman suffered with concussion symptoms to go along with neck, wrist and knee surgery last year, but is apparently in good health for the start of Spring Training.

Morneau is scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers later this week and, according to general manager Terry Ryan, he should be cleared to practice as soon as he gets to Florida

."From everything I gather, he's looks like he's doing OK," Ryan said Sunday. "He's starting to swing the bat and all that stuff."

"We'll get clearance. But we have to have Justin sign off on it, too, so we can't do anything till he shows up. There's no reason think this is anything other than just paperwork, but we can't do anything until Justin Morneau signs off."

All of that news sounds swell. Hopefully his offseason went as well as it was supposed to go and Morneau's able to spend the majority of the season in the batter's box instead of the dugout.

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