Morneau is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. With lefty Hector Santiago due up for Minnesota, Morneau will head to the bench, affording Avisail Garcia a start at DH. Morneau, who will be a free agent again this winter, figures to back in there to face right-hander Jose Berrios in Sunday's season finale.
Morneau homered and knocked in three in a 2-for-3 game Monday against the Rays. Morneau was hitting a brutal .224/.296/.306 without a home run in 14 games in September before Monday's slump-busting performance. He owns just a .258/.296/.437 line on the year. Morneau has already said he is undecided on his playing status for 2017, and his performance this year hasn't suggested he has much left in the tank.
Morneau (neck) said he hopes to return to the lineup Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Morneau has missed nearly a week after tweaking his oft-troublesome neck during batting practice. Morneau also said he is undecided about playing in 2017.
Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Royals, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio AM reports. With the neck injury keeping Morneau on the bench for a fifth straight game, Avisail Garcia will handle the DH duties. The White Sox haven't provided much clarity on Morneau's injury situation, but given his advancing age and the team's place in the standing, it wouldn't be surprising if he saw light usage or was shut down for the final two weeks of the season.
Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. This marks the fourth game in a row that Morneau will miss due to this neck issue. Avail Garcia will slot in as the DH to replace him, while Leury Garcia enters the outfield to round out the lineup.