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33 Justin Morneau 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/233 | Birthdate: 5/15/1981 | Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Colorado | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $15,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 53/31 | Average Draft Position: 226.95
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Justin Morneau's hitting streak ends with pinch-hit appearance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau began the season by recording at least one hit in each of his first eight games, but his hit streak ended Friday as he struck out in a pinch-hit appearance during his team's 6-5 loss to the Giants.

Morneau has yet to hit a home run this season, but he's done a fine job at the plate, hitting .375/.444/.438 in 32 at-bats. He's well on his way to turning in his best offensive performance since the 2010 season.


Justin Morneau sitting Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will not play Thursday against the Marlins.

Morneau is getting a normal day of rest. He's been replaced by Michael Cuddyer at first. Morneau will likely return to the lineup Friday. 


Justin Morneau hitting .500 through two games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was the author of the team's lone multi-hit stat line Tuesday, in a 4-3 loss to the Marlins.

Morneau went 3 for 4, all singles Tuesday, though he failed to record any other stats in the game. Morneau is now 4 for 8 on the season, though he has yet to score or drive in a run, and does not yet have an extra-base hit. 


Justin Morneau still hasn't slugged one out for Rockies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) One-time top slugger Justin Morneau has brought concern about what he has left from Minnesota to Pittsburgh to Colorado. He has not hit a home run for the Rockies this spring, bringing his drought to 133 at-bats extending back to 2013, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He missed some time this spring with a back ailment.

Morneau is set as the Rockies starting first baseman, though he might sit against some left-handers if he struggles to start the season.


Justin Morneau finally returns to spring lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau returned to the lineup Monday against the Padres for the first time since the spring opener. Morneau had been sidelined due to neck stiffness.

Justin Morneau takes batting practice Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau took batting practice with the team Friday, the Denver Post reports.

Morneau has been out since the spring opener due to neck stiffness. The team will proceed cautiously with the offseason acquisition.


Justin Morneau able to track pitches Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was able to track pitches Wednesday, according to the Denver Post.

Morneau is dealing with neck stiffness, but has regained full range of movement. The team is taking it easy with Morneau in order to make sure he's healthy at the start of the year. Morneau hit .259/.323/.411 in 572 at-bats last year.


Justin Morneau suffering from neck stiffness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is day-to-day with a stiff neck, the Denver Post reports.

Morneau has been out since the spring opener, in which he went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, with the neck issue. He signed a two-year deal with the Rockies this offseason after hitting .259/.323/.411 with 17 home runs and 77 RBI in 572 at-bats last season.


Justin Morneau signs with Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) The Rockies have come to terms with free agent first baseman Justin Morneau on a two-year deal worth roughly $13 million on Tuesday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The deal is pending a physical.

The 32-year-old played 152 games for the Twins and Pirates in 2013 and batted .259 with 17 homers and 77 RBI over 572 at-bats.

Rockies finalizing two-year deal with Justin Morneau


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) The Rockies cleared up space earlier in the day by trading Dexter Fowler to the Astros and are finalizing a two-year deal with free agent catcher Justin Morneau, according to the Denver Post on Tuesday.  

The deal would pay him between $12-14 million, according to the report. Morneau batted .280/.352/.467 against right-handed pitchers last season. He hit .259 with 17 homers and 77 RBI in 152 games between the Twins and the Pirates.


Rockies showing heavy interest in Justin Morneau


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Rockies are showing heavy interest in first baseman Justin Morneau, according to the Denver Post

With Brian McCann off the board, the team has turned their attention to Morneau. Morneau hit .259/.323/.411 between the Twins and Pirates last season. The team could use former teammate Michael Cuddyer to recruit Morneau. 


Rays looking into Justin Morneau


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/17/2013) The Rays are considering free agent Justin Morneau among their first base options for the 2014 season, according to the Boston Globe.

Morneau played in 152 games for the Pirates and Twins in 2013 -- his highest total since 2008 -- and he batted .259 with 17 home runs and 77 RBI.


Rockies looking at free agent first basemen


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/14/2013) Though the Rockies had previously said Michael Cuddyer would move to first base to replace the retired Todd Helton in 2014, a source with direct knowledge of their plans told the Denver Post that they're interested in free agents Mike Napoli, James Loney and Justin Morneau.

Napoli is the most attractive of the three after hitting .259 with 23 homers, 92 RBI and an .842 OPS for the Red Sox last season. The Red Sox would like to bring him back on a one-year deal, but he has already turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer.


Marlon Byrd, Justin Morneau among Pirates' free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to A.J. Burnett, who was not extended a qualifying offer, the Pirates have had several players declare free agency, including relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth, shortstop Clint Barmes, catcher John Buck, outfielder Marlon Byrd, starting pitcher Jeff Karstens and first baseman Justin Morneau.

Burnett is expected to re-sign with the Pirates if he doesn't retire. The Pirates have also expressed interest in bringing back Byrd, Morneau and Barmes.


Pirates not in a rush to re-sign Justin Morneau


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/31/2013) Free agent first baseman Justin Morneau told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the Pirates are interested in retaining him, but they are unlikely to make an offer on a new contract during the exclusive negotiating period. Teams have until Monday to negotiate with their free agents without having to compete with offers from other teams.

Morneau compiled a .260/.370/.312 slash line in 25 games with the Pirates, after coming over in a late August trade with the Twins.


Justin Morneau collects four hits in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Pirates first baseman Justin Morneau had a big day in his team's 7-5 win over the Rangers Wednesday, going 4 for 5 with a double and scoring two runs.

Morneau had entered the game just 6 for 27 with no runs scored for the Pirates but is now hitting ..313/.421/.375 in 32 at-bats since being traded.


Justin Morneau bats sixth in Pirates' debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Pirates wasted little time inserting newly acquired first baseman Justin Morneau into the starting lineup. A day after his acquisition from the Twins, Morneau started at first base and hit sixth during Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals.

Justin Morneau traded to Pirates for Alex Presley


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Twins have reportedly traded first baseman Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Alex Presley, FOX Sports reports.

Morneau hit 17 homers while in the American League this season. That said, the Pirates are inheriting a hitter that is currently in a 2-for-27 (.074) slump.

Presley, 28, was batting .264 for Pittsburgh over 72 at-bats with two homers and four RBI. He's just 3 for 18 (.167) in August.

The deal is expected to also include a player to be named later or cash going to the Twins.


Justin Morneau wins game with HR


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hit his 17th home run Friday during a 3-2 win at Texas. Morneau went deep in the seventh inning for a solo shot off Yu Darvish.

Morneau went 1 for 4 in the game as his solo homer was the difference in the one-run win. The slugger is batting .259 on the year for Minnesota.

Unfortunately, Morneau has gone just 2 for 27 (.074) with two homers and two RBI over his last eight games for the Twins.

Report: Pirates targeting Justin Morneau


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) The Pirates are targeting a possible trade for Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Morneau has been held without a hit in his last 11 at-bats, but is batting .270/.318/.550 with seven doubles, seven homers and 19 RBI in 25 August games. He is hitting .263 with 15 homers and 72 RBI in 479 at-bats.

Justin Morneau continues to produce


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau did most of the damage in the team's 6-3 win over the Tigers Tuesday. He went 4 for 5 with two extra-base hits, a two-run homer in the fourth inning followed by a two-run double in the fifth. He finished the game with four RBI and one run scored, while striking out once.

Morneau is hitting .294 on the month of August with seven home runs, but Tuesday's was his first in 10 games. He also has 19 RBI in August. 


Justin Morneau reaches twice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was the team's lone bright spot during Monday's loss against the Mets.

Morneau doubled and walked, finishing the game 1 for 3. The Twins only picked up five hits during the contest. Morneau is hitting .262.


Justin Morneau deal to Boston unlikely


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is unlikely to be dealt to the Red Sox, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Morneau has struggled all season, as he owns a .735 OPS, his worst career mark in any season with more than 100 games played. The Red Sox may be in the market for a first baseman with Mike Napoli injured, but they will apparently be looking elsewhere.


Orioles showing limited interest in Justin Morneau


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) The Orioles have made "multiple waiver claims" as they attempt to find a designated hitter on the post-deadline market, but remain "lukewarm" on Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, Fox Sports reports.

Morneau has not been his typical self this season, as he has hit just .262/.316/.419 with 14 home runs in 115 games. He has six home runs in August and is slugging .569, but apparently the power surge hasn't been enough to convince the Orioles to take on the roughly $4 million remaining on his contract. 


Justin Morneau clears waivers


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has cleared waivers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. 

The veteran and former MVP will be a free agent following the season. Morneau is hitting .262/.318/.423 this season and has six home runs and a .643 slugging percentage in August. He is eligible to be traded to any major league team.