Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is currently dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, only starting one game against the New York Yankees over the weekend. Despite Napoli's injury, Boston is not expected to make a move for the Twins first baseman, according to a team official close to the situation.
Morneau, batting .261/.315/.417 with 14 homers in 499 plate appearances, cleared waivers on Wednesday. The Baltimore Orioles have remained "lukewarm" about a potential Morneau trade despite a pressing need at designated hitter, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Daniel Nava and Mike Carp have both started at first base with Napoli out of the lineup. Nava is hitting .290/.377/.431, while Carp is batting .310/.368/.561. Boston promoted Xander Bogaerts on Monday, hoping the top prospect can provide a spark to a slumping offense.