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33 Justin Morneau 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 5/15/1981 | Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Colorado | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $15,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 29/1 | Average Draft Position: 165.97
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Rockies unsure when Justin Morneau will return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday he was uncertain if first baseman Justin Morneau would return this season, reports The Denver Post.

"Yeah, you know, I'm not sure," Weiss said. "This is a very unique set of circumstances here."

Morneau said Monday that he plans to return at some point this season. He has been out since May 13 with a concussion and neck injury.


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau hopeful of returning this season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau said Monday he was optimistic of returning at some point this season, reports The Denver Post.

"It's been my plan all along [to return]," Morneau said. "I didn't think I would be going through everything if it wasn't for the purpose of trying getting back on the field. When that is, I don't know. But I'm hopeful and that's my goal."

Morneau has been sidelined since May 13 with a concussion and neck injury. He has been able to hit off a tee recently.

"I hope I make a little faster progress now," Morneau said. "I'm feeling better for the most part."


Rockies' Justin Morneau optimistic he will return this season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) While Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau hasn't made great progress in his recovery from a concussion and neck injury, the veteran slugger still intends to be back this season, per MLB.com.

"I don't think I'd be going through the things I'm going through if that wasn't the plan," he said.

Manager Walt Weiss also expressed some optimism Thursday after meeting with Morneau.

"Today was a better day for him," Weiss said, per The Denver Post. "I came away feeling a lot better about his situation."

Morneau has been doing cardio and neck strengthening the last week-and-a-half.


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau making little progress with recovery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau continues to make little progress in his recovery from a concussion and cervical neck sprain, according to MLB.com. 

Morneau is still waiting for concussion symptoms to fade before strengthening his neck. Manager Walt Weiss still believes Morneau will return this season.


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau's (concussion) return still up in the air


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that injured first baseman Justin Morneau remains in Denver receiving treatment for a concussion and cervical strain, and remains without a timetable to resume baseball activities, per the Denver Post.

"It's difficult for Justin, given his history with concussions," Weiss said. "This is a process and we have to wait it out."

Morneau landed on the disabled list recently and has been sidelined since May 14 with the issue. He batted .290/.317/.450 with three home runs and nine RBI in 100 at-bats before the injury. The 34-year-old is in the final year of his two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Rockies.


Rockies' Weiss: Justin Morneau (concussion) needs more time


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said on Tuesday that first baseman Justin Morneau needs more time to deal with concussion issues, the Denver Post reports.

Morneau was placed on the seven-day disabled list in mid-May while suffering an injury on a dive for a fly ball. He was later transferred to the 15-day disabled list while remaining sidelined. Morneau has hit .290/.317/.450 with three home runs and nine RBI in 100 at-bats.


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau now on 15-day DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) The Rockies have placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms. He had already been on the 7-day concussion DL.

Morneau has been sidelined since May 13. His future status remains uncertain.


Rockies' Justin Morneau (concussion) not on road trip


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau did not join the team for the outset of a six-game road trip as expected, the Denver Post reports.

Morneau is on the concussion disabled list, and while there's a chance he joins the team on the road later in the week, he's not ready to return from the injury just yet. He has hit .290/.317/.450 with three home runs and nine RBI in 100 at-bats.


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau remains out, unlikely to travel with team


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau remains on the disabled list while dealing with concussion-like symptoms and is unlikely to travel with the team for their upcoming six-gane road trip this week, according to the Denver Post.

Morneau has been out since May 14 with the injury and is hitting .290 with nine RBI in 100 at-bats this season. 


Rockies manager: Justin Morneau still at least a few days away


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau ,who is eligible to return from the seven-day disabled list on Friday, will need more than the minimum seven days to return from experiencing concussion symptoms. Manager Walt Weiss said Morneau is still at least a few more days away from a returning, according to the Denver Post.

"The concussion is always the biggest concern because of his history," Weiss said, per MLB.com. "It's a concern. It's still a mild concern. He's showing improvement, getting better, but it's all tied to his history."

Morneau has been on the disabled list since May 16 after he started experiencing dizziness when he dove for a ball. 


Rockies' Weiss: Morneau's DL stint shouldn't take much longer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss told MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Wednesday that he's hopeful to have injured first baseman Justin Morneau back from the disabled list when eligible.

Morneau was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a neck strain and concussion-like symptoms, after experiencing some dizziness after diving for a ball last week. He batted .290 (29 for 100) with three homers and nine RBI at the time of the injury.

"There is some concern because of his history, we're hopeful that it won't be too much longer, but there's concern," Weiss said.


Rockies place Justin Morneau on 7-day concussion disabled list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) The Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 7-day disabled list with a neck strain and concussion-like symptoms, per the team's official website. Morneau was forced to exit Wednesday's game in the eighth inning after experiencing dizziness after diving for a ball. He is hitting .290 (29 for 100) with three homers and nine RBI in 27 games played.

Justin Morneau misses second straight start for Rockies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will miss his second straight start on Friday. Morneau is suffering from dizziness. He left Wednesday's game and hasn't played since. 

Wilin Rosario replaces Morneau at first for the second straight game and the fifth time this year. He'll bat cleanup for the second time this season. 


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau absent from Thursday's lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Dodgers. Morneau was forced to exit Wednesday's game in the eighth inning when he experienced dizziness after diving for a ball. The team did not provide an update on his status or when he might return to the lineup.

Wilin Rosario is starting at first base on Thursday and will bat fifth.


Rockies' Runnells: Morneau experienced dizziness Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau left Wednesday's game against the Angels in the eighth inning and was replaced by Daniel Descalso after experiencing dizziness, bench coach Tom Runnells told the Denver Post after the game.

Morneau was removed from the game given his history of concussions. Runnells added that Morneau should not miss any time moving forward. He is hitting .290 (29 for 100) with three homers and nine RBI in 27 games played.

Colorado will face the Dodgers on Thursday.


Rockies return three sluggers to starting lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is back in the starting lineup, batting fifth for Tuesday's matchup against the Angels. Morneau was given the day off on Sunday, with Wilin Rosario filling in. Rosario will be the desginated hitter, with the team playing in an American League ballpark.

Outfielders Corey Dickerson and Carlos Gonzalez are also returning to the lineup. Gonzalez will be in right field and bat third, while Dickerson is in left and is hitting seventh. Both were held out of the lineup on Sunday.


Rockies rest Dickerson, Gonzalez, Morneau Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rockes first baseman Justin Morneau and outfielders Corey Dickerson and Carlos Gonzalez are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are sending ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound Sunday, making it the third consecutive southpaw to start against the Rockies. Morneau is off for the first time since last Sunday, while Dickerson and Gonzalez were both out of the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

The Rockies are home underdogs (+165) Sunday.


Rockies' Justin Morneau homers in Game 1 of DH Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 13-7 loss to the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

The Diamondbacks were able to jump out to a 9-0 lead by the end of the fourth inning, but Morneau was able to put his team on the board with a solo home run in the fifth before adding an RBI on a double in the bottom of the ninth to bring home the 20th and final run of the game.

Morneau has hit .291/.322/.453 with three home runs and nine RBI.


Rockies' Justin Morneau pushes multihit streak to four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau tied a season-high with three hits Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, extending his multihit streak to four games. Morneau had one double, one RBI and one strikeout Tuesday.

The veteran first baseman is batting .588 (10 for 17) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in his last four games. His hot streak comes after being mired in a 5-for-24 slump in his previous eight games (April 14-23).


Rockies' Justin Morneau homers in win over Diamondbacks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau hit his second home run of the season in Monday night's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Morneau hit a three-run homer in the first inning that also scored Corey Dickerson and Troy Tulowitzki. Morneau finished the game 2 for 3 with three RBI and a run scored. He also drew a walk. 

Morneau is now hitting .297/.338/.438. 


Morneau, Gonzalez return for Rockies; Tulowitzki gets night off


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez returned to the lineup Friday night at home against San Francisco. Both players received the night off on Thursday. Morneau will bat cleanup, while Gonzalez will hit sixth in the order.

Morneau is batting .231 (12 for 52) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 14 games, while Gonzalez is batting .179 (10 for 56) with one home run, four doubles and five RBI in 14 games.

Troy Tulowitzki, who started all but one of 16 games this season for the Rockies, received his second night off this season. He is hitting .300 (18 for 60) with nine doubles, a home run and eight RBI in 16 appearances.

Colorado is a home underdog (+100) against the defending World Series champions, per VegasInsider.com.


Rockies' Justin Morneau, Carlos Gonzalez held out of lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez both received a day off Thursday against the Padres. It was the second time Gonzalez was not in the starting lineup and third time Morneau was not in the starting lineup this season.

"I've been wanting to give CarGo one for the last few days," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "But Dickey (Corey Dickerson) was banged up and we were short-handed. So I thought a day game after a night game was a good spot for it."

Morneau is batting .231 (12 for 52) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 14 games, while Gonzalez is batting .179 (10 for 56) with one home run, four doubles and five RBI in 14 games.

The Rockies are considered underdogs (+103) for Thursday's game.


Rockies' Corey Dickerson batting second Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson has been moved to the No. 2 slot in the lineup for the first time this season in Monday's matchup against the Padres.

Dickerson has batted sixth in most his starts, but he'll move up and slot between leadoff man Charlie Blackmon and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Monday. Normal No. 2 hitter Carlos Gonzalez is batting cleanup, with first baseman Justin Morneau moving from the fourth slot to the sixth slot.

The Rockies are favorites (-127) against the Padres in pitcher Jorge De La Rosa's season debut, per VegasInsider.com.


Rockies give Gonzalez, Morneau the night off vs. Dodgers' Kershaw


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss gave outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and first baseman Justin Morneau the night off Friday against Dodgers right-hander Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles. Morneau is 0-for-3 lifetime against Kershaw, while Gonzalez has five hits in 30 at-bats against the Dodgers southpaw.

With Gonzalez on the bench, Weiss chose to go with Charlie Blackmon in right field, Corey Dickerson in left field and Drew Stubbs in center field. Wilin Rosario started at first and batted cleanup in place of Morneau.


Justin Morneau comes off bench to homer for Rockies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Justin Morneau hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to help pace the Rockies to a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Friday. 

Morneau entered the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. He led off the bottom of the inning by hitting a 1-0 pitch to left center for his first homer of the year. Morneau went one for two on the day. The homer was his 1,500th career hit.  

"Sometimes when you pinch-hit or come in like that, late in the game, it's sometimes better," he said, per MLB.com. "You go up there with a simple approach. You don't really have enough time for your mind to get in the way."