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Minnesota Twins News: Justin Morneau Says Effort Is Not A Problem

The Minnesota Twins are in the midst of a disappointing season, but first baseman Justin Morneau says the guys on the team are still playing hard.

"We understand what we're doing. We understand how we're playing. Nobody's really turning into selfish, me-time or anything. We're still playing for each other. We're still trying to do the right things, just trying to play the game that we're supposed to play. When things get bad are when guys start becoming selfish, saying, ‘I've got to get my numbers. I've got to do this, I've got to do that,' instead of saying, ‘I've just got to do what's right for the team.' I can still see that happening. If it starts to go the other way, I'm sure Gardy will say something. But we've got enough guys that have been around that I don't anticipate letting that happen."

Morneau added that he thinks the Twins are at least as good as Kansas City and Cleveland in the AL Central.

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