Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has had a long road back from a concussion suffered two years ago; although still not 100 percent, he’s hitting well enough (.260/.322/.457) to draw interest from multiple interested in acquiring him, according to Jon Heyman:
At least the Dodgers, Blue Jays and Giants appear to have some interest in Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who is making a nice comeback this year.
The Dodgers are looking at a multitude of offensive options, perhaps as many as 10. Toronto always has liked the native Canadian. And the Giants have issues at first base, though interestingly they seem more focused on their outfield at the moment.
All three teams have first-base issues, and the Jays could also use him at DH. Here’s one possible sticking point:
Morneau has about $19 million left on his contract through next year.
The Dodgers, with their deep-pocketed new ownership, could probably absorb that. Stay tuned; we are now just over 24 hours away from the trade deadline, Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern.