Twins' Justin Morneau Back, Plays First Base And Doubles

Mark your calendar: Today might have seen the single biggest hit of Spring Training 2011. Via MLB.com:

↵
↵

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau returned to game action on Tuesday morning during a "B" game against the Pirates on a back field at the Lee County Sports Complex.

↵

--snip--

↵

Morneau started at first base against the Pirates and batted fourth in the lineup. He went 1-for-2 with a three-run double, playing four innings at first base.

↵
↵

You always had to figure Morneau would play well ... once he was actually cleared to play. Which he hasn't been for the last eight months. If he's really back, the Twins just took a small (but significant) lead in the American League Central Derby.

↵
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.