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Is it time to worry about Morneau?

Twins blogger Parker Hageman wonders if Justin Morneau -- batting .091 in spring training -- is headed for another difficult year.
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Twins blogger Parker Hageman wonders if Justin Morneau -- batting .091 in spring training -- is headed for another difficult year.

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