|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||23.00||.282||90.00||71.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||26||8||0|| .419|| .423|| .308|
|vs Sanchez (Career)||10||3||0|| .400||.364||.300|
|vs RHP||124||41||2|| .374|| .468|| .331|
|05/22/2013||Huston Street, RP SD|
Justin Morneau, 1B MIN
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Yasiel Puig, CF LAD|
Leonys Martin, CF TEX
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
|05/21/2013||Justin Morneau, 1B MIN||Tim Lincecum, SP SF|
|05/21/2013||Yoenis Cespedes, LF OAK||Justin Morneau, 1B MIN|
|Last 10 Games|
|Report: Twins and Justin Morneau have yet to discuss new contract|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8:35 pm ET) The Twins and Justin Morneau, who is scheduled to reach free agency after this season, have not engaged in contractual talks, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports.
Morneau is making $14 million this season, the last year of a six-year, $80 million deal. Despite hitting two home runs in 173 at-bats this season, he has a .312 batting average and 31 RBI.
|Justin Morneau averaging RBI per game in May|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau singled twice and added an RBI Wednesday at Atlanta, producing multiple hits for a third straight game and for the 11th time in May. Morneau is batting .378 (31 for 82) with no home runs, six doubles, 10 runs and 20 RBI in 20 May games.
|Justin Morneau producing despite lack of HRs|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau had a hit Sunday against the Red Sox for the 15th time in 17 games in May. Morneau's line in May is .357/.372/.443/.815.
Morneau has six doubles, nine runs and 18 RBI this month, but he has no home runs. His home-run drought has lasted 19 games and he has two in 39 games.
|Where's the power for Justin Morneau?|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/14/13) Having gone 23 for 63 (.365) over his previous 16 games, Justin Morneau's season batting average is up to .296 -- an encouraging sign after the Twins first baseman hit a combined .254 in his previous two seasons.
But he has only one home run during that stretch and only two all season. It's not like he was going Adam Dunn on the world in 2011 and 2012. His power numbers weren't where Fantasy owners were used to seeing them either. So even though he appears to be hitting better, we're all still left to wonder just what he's capable of doing.
My best guess is that, hot as he is, he's still not much better than the fringe mixed-leaguer we saw last year. He obviously has some power. We saw him hit 19 home runs last year. If he can combine those with his current batting average, yeah, he'll be pretty good. But seeing as he was a .270 hitter even during some of his pre-concussion years, I'm not sure assessing him at the peak of a hot streak is especially wise.
|Justin Morneau collects three hits|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau collected three hits Monday against the White Sox.
Morneau hit two doubles in the game, and added a single. Morneau scored one run, and drove in four. He's hitting .296/.340/.415 in 135 at-bats this year.
|Clearly, Justin Morneau's 2012 was a step up from his disastrous 2011, when -- while already recovering from a significant concussion -- he was forced to undergo wrist, knee, foot and neck surgeries. But was it good enough to convince Fantasy owners he's good as new? Probably not. His .773 OPS was still the second-lowest of his career. Then again, a look at the splits reveals some interesting tidbits that might change the way you view him on Draft Day. First of all, he hit .290 with a .902 OPS against right-handers. Granted, he was a disaster against left-handers, but still, a .902 OPS against 60 percent of the pitchers he faced. If he was still feeling the effects of the concussion last year, they wouldn't come and go according to the handedness of the opposing pitcher. Just knowing he's capable of producing a .902 OPS in any scenario is encouraging. Also, he had a 57-game stretch in he middle of last season in which he hit .324 with an .856 OPS, bouncing back from a 55-game stretch at the beginning of the year in which he hit .229 with a .740 OPS. Maybe after all those surgeries, he needed a few months to get his swing right, and once he got it right, he was back to MVP form. That's a dream scenario, of course, but it's plausible enough to make Morneau a worthy sleeper in the middle rounds on Draft Day still. (Updated 12/6/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||@ DET||4:08 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/26/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Max Scherzer|
|5/27/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|5/28/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Alfredo Figaro|
|5/29/13||MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/30/13||MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/31/13||SEA||8:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|