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Morneau regaining confidence in his surgically repaired wrist

Justin Morneau's spring training batting average is .100, but he's not concerned by his struggles at the plate. Instead, he's focused on regaining confidence in his surgically repaired wrist. Morneau says his wrist is feeling better and he's starting to "let it fly" and hit some balls hard again.
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Justin Morneau's spring training batting average is .100, but he's not concerned by his struggles at the plate. Instead, he's focused on regaining confidence in his surgically repaired wrist. Morneau says his wrist is feeling better and he's starting to "let it fly" and hit some balls hard again.

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