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.
Justin Morneau taking some swings in early BP, testing that wrist. #Twins— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) May 14, 2012
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 is owning Scott Ullger right now.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) May 14, 2012
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.