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Justin Morneau set to return Wednesday

The Twins plan to activate Justin Morneau from the disabled list before Wednesday's game against the Tigers. He's been out with a sore left wrist, but feels good enough to get back in the lineup. He'll also start at first base, according to Ron Gardenhire.
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The Twins plan to activate Justin Morneau from the disabled list before Wednesday's game against the Tigers. He's been out with a sore left wrist, but feels good enough to get back in the lineup. He'll also start at first base, according to Ron Gardenhire.

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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.

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The Twins are still without Justin Morneau as he continues to recover from a wrist injury. Ron Gardenhire is away from the team for the weekend series in Seattle, but acting manager Scott Ullger reiterated that Morneau won't play in a game until his wrist is ready.

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Justin Morneau is scheduled to swing a bat Saturday before the Twins play the Blue Jays, but he'll only do so if his wrist feels good. Manager Ron Gardenhire says, "We're going to let him tell us when he's ready. He's going to grab a bat, and if it feels OK, he's going to start taking some swings."

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There were several reports from Target Field Saturday that Justin Morneau was hitting a ball off of a tee. He has been on the disabled list retroactive to May 1 with a sore left wrist. Morneau did not take full batting practice.

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Justin Morneau doesn’t know when his wrist will feel good enough to return to the Twins’ lineup, but he won’t return until he can “get to the point where it’s tolerable and not something that lingers.” He is hopeful that he can put this setback in the “rear-view mirror” as soon as possible.

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Justin Morneau "doesn't feel any pain" in his wrist, according to general manager Terry Ryan. The first-baseman is expected to start swinging a bat again on Saturday and will likely join the Twins for an eight game road trip when he's eligible to come off the disabled list May 16.

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