The Minnesota Twins are hoping to have Justin Morneau back from injury sooner rather than later. On Thursday, it was reported that a possible return "in a week", or rather, on May 16. The word was that Morneau was going to try and swing a bat on Saturday, and it turns out, he did, according to Phil Mackey on Twitter:
Morneau took 25-30 swings off a tee today. He said wrist felt good, but he'll continue to test it over next few days. #Twins— Phil Mackey (@PMac21) May 12, 2012
Morneau has been missed, and was hitting .230 before the injury, with four home runs and nine runs batted in over 20 games for the Twins. It's a wrist injury, on the same wrist that required surgery last season. He hasn't played more than 81 games in a season since 2009.
The Twins were able to back-date his placement on the 15-day disabled list, so May 16th is right in line with when he'd be able to come off of it. He'll likely continue hitting off a tee over the next couple days leading up to some real action on Tuesday in advance of Wednesday's game.