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Justin Morneau Injury Update: 'Close To 100 Percent,' According To Report

The Star Tribune published an article Tuesday detailing an already-mounting list of injuries for the Minnesota Twins.

If it’s an solace, though, the only news on Justin Morneau was good.

Morneau, who has battled concussion symptoms and played just 150 games the past two seasons, is said to be in good health, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

"He’s close to 100 percent," Ryan said. "He’s not quite there but we’re monitoring him. So far, so good. He has been participating and he looks good and is certainly in very good shape, I may add."

But even with Morneau healthy, the Twins are facing some preseason injury woes. Reliever Joel Zumaya tore his ulnar collateral ligament and is reported to be leaning toward retirement, while infielder Luke Hughes, who is trying to earn a roster spot, has been hampered by a sore right shoulder.

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