|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||16.00||.252||74.00||58.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Neck - 15-day DL. Out until at least early August|
|vs Washington||11||6||0|| .545|| .545|| .545|
|vs RHP||241||80||10|| .367|| .535|| .332|
|07/23/2014||Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL|
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
|Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT|
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
|07/23/2014||Oscar Taveras, RF STL|
Brandon Belt, 1B SF
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
|Justin Morneau, 1B COL|
Dillon Gee, SP NYM
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|07/23/2014||Justin Morneau, 1B COL||Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI|
|Last 10 Games|
|Neck injury lands Justin Morneau on DL |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a neck injury. Morneau heads to the DL batting .310 (13 for 42) with one double, one triple and two RBI in 11 July games.
|Justin Morneau still sidelined Sunday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Neck stiffness continues to keep Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau out of the lineup. He has not been penciled in Sunday against the Pirates.
Morneau has not played since July 13. He had been expected to play Friday, but the ailment prevented him from playing and he has not been active since.
|Justin Morneau held out of lineup Saturday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was held out of the starting lineup Saturday night against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Morneau was a late scratch Friday because of neck stiffness and has yet to play a game since participating in the Home Run Derby. Morneau is hitting .312 with 13 homers and 60 RBI in 333 at-bats this season. His status remains up in the air for the series finale on Sunday.
|Justin Morneau scratched with neck injury |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/18/14) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was originally announced as a starter Friday against the Pirates, but was a late scratch from the lineup due to neck stiffness. He is day to day for the rest of the weekend series in Pittsburgh.
|Yoenis Cespedes tops Todd Frazier to win HR Derby |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Reds third baseman Todd Frazier survived tiebreaking swing-offs in the first round before eventually meeting in the finals of Monday's Home Run Derby, where Cespedes picked up his second straight title with a 9-1 knockout of Frazier.
Cespedes' three first-round homers earned him a swingoff with Athletics teammate Josh Donaldson, and after Donaldson managed just one home run three swings, the outfielder delivered homers in each of his first two swings to advance. He defeated Orioles outfielder Adam Jones 9-3 in the second round after Jones managed four first-round shots, then took down Jose Bautista, who had a competition-best 10 homers in the first round, by a score of 7-4 in the AL Final. Twins home-field competitor Brian Dozier hit just two home runs in the first round, failing to advance.
Frazier played the role of underdog throughout, hitting just two home runs as the first batter in the competition but managing to slide into a swing-off with Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau after Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig failed to hit a single home run before recording seven outs. Frazier went first in the swing-off and managed one home run in three swings but advanced after Morneau went 0 for 3. The Reds third baseman took down Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki 6-2 after Tulowitzki hit four first-round homers. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton earned a bye after hitting six massive blasts in the first round, but he bowed out to Frazier 1-0 after a long break.
Cespedes joined Ken Griffey as the only players to win back-to-back Home Run Derby titles. He'll likely enter the 2015 competition as the favorite to make it three in a row.
|Mired again in marginal numbers, Justin Morneau seemed like he might benefit from a change of scenery, which made the deal that sent him from the down-and-out Twins to the contending Pirates last August mildly interesting in Fantasy. But he was downright deficient in Pittsburgh, going without a home run in 77 at-bats. By the end, he was reduced to playing strictly against right-handers, which may become a permanent role for him if the move to Colorado doesn't revitalize his swing. Coors Field's lack of atmosphere has a way of righting wrongs for hitters, but now that we've already seen the whole change-of-scenery angle played out for Morneau, even its biggest believers have to be skeptical of what it can do for him. True, he's played in nothing but pitcher's parks over the last couple seasons, but it's not like he's been significantly better on the road. Assuming he retains an everyday role, Morneau is a good bet for his first 20-homer season since 2009 in his new surroundings, but he won't get back to where he was before his 2010 concussion. Much like Adam LaRoche, he's worth drafting late as a corner infielder in Rotisserie leagues, but you shouldn't reach for him.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||PIT||8:40 pm||Charlie Morton|
|7/26/14||PIT||8:10 pm||Jeff Locke|
|7/27/14||PIT||4:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|7/28/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|7/29/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|7/30/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Travis Wood|
|7/31/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jake Arrieta|