Morneau in no rush to get back to first base

The Twins' Justin Morneau tells Fox Sports North that he knows he'll play first base sometime this year. The only question is when.
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The Twins' Justin Morneau tells Fox Sports North that he knows he'll play first base sometime this year. The only question is when.

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