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Justin Morneau Injury: Twins Slugger Takes Batting Practice On Monday

The Minnesota Twins have been looking forward to the return of Justin Morneau since the slugger injured his right wrist on a ground out against the Los Angeles Angels on April 30. To the joy of any one and every one associated with the Twins, it now seems as though his return will come sooner rather than later.

After taking a few swings off a tee on Saturday, Morneau participated in batting practice on Monday night prior to the team's game against the Cleveland Indians.

After hitting off the tee on Saturday, it was reported that Morneau felt good but wanted to continue to test his wrist prior to declaring a definite return date. Morneau has yet to be reached for comment following his BP session, but the early analysis seems promising.

Morneau was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, May 5 but the club was able to retroact the date back to Monday, April 30 the last game Morneau played. That means that the earliest he would be able to return to the lineup is Wednesday, May 16.

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