Morneau 'miles ahead' in concussion recovery, still wants to play first base

Justin Morneau says he is "miles ahead" of where he was at this time last year when recovering from a concussion. Morneau also believes he gives the Twins the best chance to win when he's playing first base, but he's open to playing wherever Ron Gardenhire wants him to play.
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Justin Morneau says he is "miles ahead" of where he was at this time last year when recovering from a concussion. Morneau also believes he gives the Twins the best chance to win when he's playing first base, but he's open to playing wherever Ron Gardenhire wants him to play.

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