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January 9, 2018 12:04 PM
Justin Morneau: Will retire, join Twins as special assistant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau accepted a position Monday as a special assistant in the Twins front office, effectively ending his playing career, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The 36-year-old Morneau had been hopeful to keep his career going during the 2017 season, but was unable to find an opportunity. He'll now officially hang up his cleats after 14 MLB seasons with the Twins, Pirates, Rockies and White Sox and retire with a lifetime .281/.348/.481 batting line and 247 home runs. It's no surprise that he'll choose to remain around the game as a member of the Twins organization, with whom he spent his first 11 seasons, highlighted by an AL MVP-winning campaign in 2006.

October 1, 2016 07:16 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 get back in there to face right-hander Jose Berrios in Sunday's season finale.

September 27, 2016 01:58 AM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Homers in win over Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2016 11:36 AM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Back in the lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau (neck) is back in the lineup Monday against Kansas City, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

A neck injury kept Morneau out of action for a week, but he'll return to the lineup Monday to serve as the designated hitter. Morneau will slot into the No. 5 spot in the order against Kansas City's Yordano Ventura.

September 18, 2016 09:12 AM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Hopes to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 17, 2016 05:44 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Sidelined again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 standings, it wouldn't be surprising if he saw light usage or was shut down for the final two weeks of the season.

September 16, 2016 04:56 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Stays out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2016 12:40 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Remains out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau (neck) remains out of the lineup Thursday, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports.

He will miss his third game in a row Thursday with neck soreness. Todd Frazier will get the start at first base while Jose Abreu slots in at DH on Thursday.

September 14, 2016 03:40 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Remains out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau (neck) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

Morneau missed Tuesday's tilt with a sore neck and though the ailment was considered minor enough that he'd be able to return after just one day off, manager Robin Ventura will be cautious with the 35-year-old and hold him out again Wednesday. Jose Abreu will fill in once again as the DH, while Todd Frazier will get the start at first base.

September 13, 2016 08:40 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Held out with sore neck
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians due to a sore neck, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Morneau tweaked his neck during Monday's game, and he will be given a day to rest and recover. His setback does not appear to be serious, however, as manager Robin Ventura said he could be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday.

September 10, 2016 11:07 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Belts two doubles against Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI Saturday against the Twins, his former team.

At this point in his career, being able to extract anything from Morneau should be considered a bonus for fantasy owners, as his fantasy value is limited because of lower production and because he typically plays designated hitter. He's batting .270/.310/.454 on the season with six homers and 23 RBI over 146 at-bats.

September 6, 2016 05:36 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Not in Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Morneau was held out the last two times a White Sox faced a left-handed starter, and that will become three in a row Tuesday with Morneau sitting out against Tigers southpaw Matt Boyd. Jason Coats will serve as the White Sox designated hitter Tuesday night.

September 4, 2016 06:16 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

With the White Sox facing a left-handed starter for the second straight day, Morneau will cede DH duties to Tyler Saladino. As one of the older players on the roster, look for Morneau to receive plenty of time off down the stretch as the White Sox look to find opportunities for younger options.

September 3, 2016 05:32 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Morneau started the White Sox's last five games against opposing lefty starters, but he will sit Saturday as Kevan Smith serves as the DH against Hector Santiago. Since his mid-July debut, Morneau has posted a .710 OPS against left-handed pitching, only 45 points below his mark against right-handers.

August 18, 2016 11:19 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Doubles in three against Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau went 1-for-4 with a three-run double against the Indians on Thursday.

Morneau has been a nice addition to the White Sox, slugging .297/.337/.516 through his first 98 plate appearances. The 35-year-old has always been an OBP guy, but it's nice to see him finding that power stroke again as well.

August 14, 2016 11:50 AM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

With no DH spot available for the three-game series in Miami, Morneau has been limited exclusively to a bench role over the weekend. Look for him to draw back into the lineup Tuesday, when the White Sox resume American League play in their series opener with the Indians.

August 12, 2016 04:34 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is out of the lineup for the second straight game Friday.

Morneau started the previous 11 games before taking a day off Thursday, and the veteran will spend another day on the bench as the team takes on Miami for Friday's interleague game. Jose Abreu mans the first base spot, and with the next three games coming against the Marlins, Morneau might be on the bench unless they give Abreu a day off at first.

August 11, 2016 05:18 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Morneau will get the day off after starting the past 11 games. In his place, Jose Abreu gets the night off in the field while manning the DH spot, with Todd Frazier at first base.

July 27, 2016 06:42 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Since returning from his elbow injury, Morneau has been used as the DH, but he will be out of Wednesday's lineup as the White Sox are playing in a National League ballpark. Morneau will likely return to the lineup on Friday when the White Sox head to Minnesota and face the Twins.

July 22, 2016 11:52 PM
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Smashes three-run homer Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morneau went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer Friday against the Tigers.

Morneau's first homer of 2016 gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning of a home loss. He's now hit safely in four of his five starts since joining the White Sox, and he's hitting .278 in his short tenure with the club.

Situational Stats
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Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/24@CLE4010000
9/25@CLE3000000
9/26TB3121300
9/27TB3110010
9/29TB4020000
9/30MIN4010000
10/2MIN2000010
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
1999R-Twins175331650092601.302.333.396
2000R-Twins5219447782101058301831.402.478.665
2000R-Elizabethtn6234500131600.217.250.348
2001AA-New Britain10383610043800.158.214.184
2001A-Fort Myers531972558103440244100.294.385.436
2001A-Quad City6423650841721253263800.356.420.598
2002AA-New Britain126494721473141680428870.298.356.474
2003AAA-Rochester7126539711111642285602.268.344.498
2003AA-New Britain207914263161371400.329.384.620
2004AAA-Rochester7228851882302263324711.306.377.615
2011AAA-Rochester Red Wings73081140181200.367.387.600
2014AAA-Colorado Springs Sky14020000----00.500.500.500
2015AA-New Britain Rock Cat518492029--300.500.500.944
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
5/15/1981
Age:
39
Hometown:
New Westminster, B.C., CAN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
14
Awards:

2006: AL Most Valuable Player
2014: NL Batting Champion