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Justin Morneau Injury: Twins Slugger To Be Activated Wednesday

First baseman Chris Parmelee has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester as the Minnesota Twins announced on Wednesday that their slugger Justin Morneau will be back with the team as they face the Detroit Tigers.

Morneau was sent to the DL on May 1 because of wrist pains, so Wednesday will be the first day that he is eligible to return to the team and try and help the lowly Twins roster pick up their offense after being swept in a two game set against Cleveland.

Fortunately, it looks like he's completely healthy again and will be ready to face a tough Tigers pitching rotation as they start their series against Detroit:

"He's ready to play," Gardenhire said of Morneau after the Twins' 5-0 loss to the Indians on Tuesday. "He doesn't feel anything right now. He's swinging good. He took early BP today without any problems."

Morneau is likely to take over the first base duties from Parmelee, who was ineffective at the position during his time there. Morneau had spent most of his games so far playing as the Designated Hitter this season.

More on Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins can be found over at Twinkie Town. More news and analysis on Major League Baseball can be found over at Baseball Nation.

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