Oft-injured veteran first baseman Justin Morneau will become a free agent after his $9 million mutual option was declined by the Rockies. Morneau was limited to just 49 games in 2015 due to a concussion and considering his history (he missed chunks of time in 2010 and 2011 with concussions) there's no guarantee that the 34 year old will return for another season. However, if he chooses to play another season he should see a fair amount of interest from other clubs. He slashed .310/.363/.458 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 168 at-bats with the Rockies this season.
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 4 for 4 with three singles, a double and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Dodgers. Though he's received frequent days off since returning from the disabled list Sept. 4, Morneau has been fantastic for the Rockies in the season's final month. He's gone 20 for 52 (.385) at the plate in September, demonstrating that he still has something left in tank at age 34.
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres. Wilin Rosario will take over at first base with left-hander Robbie Erlin toeing the rubber for San Diego. Morneau has fared well since his return earlier this month (.303/.395/.455), but figures to continue sitting whenever the Rockies face a lefty.
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 2 for 3 with a triple, a double and a walk in a win over San Diego on Friday. Morneau got his second triple in three games and that's a bit of a surprise as it's his first two of the season. The reigning NL batting champion may be a nice candidate to have a strong last couple weeks of the season and could be a solid pickup in leagues he was dropped. The lingering concussion issues will follow Morneau for the rest of his career, but when he's healthy, he's still a great hitter.
The long wait is over for Rockies veteran first baseman Justin Morneau. He has been activated after nearly four months on the disabled list and is set to play first base Friday night against San Francisco. Morneau has been out with a concussion and neck injury. He played in five rehab games for Double-A New Britain and batted .500 (9-for-18) with two home runs and nine RBI. He returns to Colorado with .290/.317/.450 slash line.
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