Justin Morneau might be used as a designated hitter more often than a first baseman this season. Doctors have told Morneau that he's more vulnerable to concussion symptoms returning if his body wears down. Morneau is hot over his last three spring games, going 4-9 with two doubles, two homers and five RBI -- all of which he was the Twins' designated hitter.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Morneau on concussion quotes: 'I gave an honest answer'
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau tells reporters that it doesn't take "a rocket scientist" to figure out if his concussion symptoms continue, he probably won't be able to play again.
Parmelee's power and defense made Morneau switch to DH easier
Chris Parmelee hit his fifth home run of the spring on Sunday, tying Luke Hughes for the team lead. His power, along with improved defense at first base, made the Twins' decision to move Justin Morneau to designated hitter much easier. GM Terry Ryan says Parmelee has "done everything you could ask for and probably more."
Morneau: 'I'm way ahead of where I was'
Post-concussion syndrome has held first-baseman Justin Morneau to 150-games over the past two seasons. MLB Network caught up with Morneau during a training session to see how he's feeling, and Morneau says he's "way ahead" of where he was at this time last year.
Morneau looks ready for Wednesday return
Justin Morneau is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday and it's looking more and more like he'll be in the lineup when the Twins play the Tigers that night. The first-baseman took live batting practice for the first time in two weeks before Monday's game and says he's "optimistic" he'll be in the lineup soon.
Twins grant Justin Morneau paternity leave
The Twins Saturday placed Justin Morneau on the paternity list as he awaits the arrival of his second child with his wife, Krista. Morneau can be out on paternity leave for a maximum of three games. In Morneau's absence, the Twins recalled first baseman Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester.
Morneau powers Twins past Yankees, 6-5
Justin Morneau finished with three hits, including two home runs and three RBI in the Twins’ 6-4 win over the Yankees. Jason Marquis earned the win in his Twins debut. He struggled in the first inning before settling in for five solid innings. Josh Willingham extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
Morneau: 'I don't plan on DHing for the rest of my career'
Justin Morneau says starting the 2012 season as the Twins' designated hitter is fine by him. But he also tells the Star Tribune that playing first base full time is what he really wants to do down the road.
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