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Gardenhire moving Morneau off first base?

Ron Gardenhire is going to decide sooner than later if Justin Morneau will spend more time at first base or DH next season. Morneau is still recovering from a concussion. Gardnehire says the slugger is going back and forth between doctors trying to get clearance.
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Ron Gardenhire is going to decide sooner than later if Justin Morneau will spend more time at first base or DH next season. Morneau is still recovering from a concussion. Gardnehire says the slugger is going back and forth between doctors trying to get clearance.

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