|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||16.00||.252||74.00||58.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||47||14||0|| .353|| .426|| .298|
|vs Haren (Career)||26||7||1|| .423||.296||.269|
|vs RHP||352||120||12|| .389|| .523|| .341|
|09/14/2014||Justin Morneau, 1B COL||Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B TEX|
|09/14/2014||Justin Morneau, 1B COL|
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
|Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Kevin Quackenbush, RP SD
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
|09/08/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
|Rick Porcello, SP DET|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Morneau right back in the lineup |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/15/14) Justin Morneau's absence was as short as advertised. The Rockies first baseman was back in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers after missing two games with intercostal soreness. Trainer Keith Dugger downplayed the injury over the weekend, terming it just "a little soreness."
Morneau has had trouble staying on the field for more than three or four games in a row in the second half, but he's batting .353 (12 for 34) with a home run so far in September.
|Justin Morneau may not be out for long |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/14/14) The Rockies left first baseman Justin Morneau out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but the team's trainer downplayed the seriousness of the injury that kept him sidelined on Saturday as well. Keith Dugger told the Denver Post that Morneau's malady may not be an intercostal injury as first believed, saying, "it's not a huge (injury). It's not like an oblique type of soreness."
Dugger added that Morneau "just has a little soreness" behind his left lat. Given the nature of Morneau's injury, the team thinks he may not miss much more time.
|Justin Morneau out of lineup Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/14) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Morneau was removed from Friday's game with intercostal soreness. He has hit .315/.359/.485 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI in 464 at-bats.
|Justin Morneau homers in four-hit performance vs. Padres |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 4 for 6 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-6, 12-inning win over the Padres Saturday.
Morneau homered in the third inning but didn't collect another extra-base hit in the game. The home run was just his second since June 24, when he drove in six runs in a win against the Cardinals. Morneau has hit .314/.356/.489 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI in 452 at-bats.
|Brewers claim Justin Morneau, cannot work out deal |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/28/14) The Brewers won a waiver claim on Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, but were unable to work out a trade for him, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman Thursday.
The details of the Brewers' offer for Morneau are not known, but the Rockies evidently did not consider it worth of Morneau's services. He is still under contract for next season and is providing excellent value, leading the National league with a .317 average while adding 14 home runs, 69 RBI and an .857 OPS.
Morneau will be paid $6.75 million in 2015, and his contract has a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.
|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) |
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|9/16/14||LAD||8:40 pm||Dan Haren|
|9/17/14||LAD||3:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|9/18/14||ARI||8:40 pm||Vidal Nuno|
|9/19/14||ARI||8:10 pm||Chase Anderson|
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