Saturday, June 23, 2007

Morneau's Staying in Hospital

Justin Morneau isn’t at the ballpark tonight -- in fact, he’s not out of the hospital yet. After a lung specialist examined the Twins’ cleanup hitter on Saturday, he decided to keep Morneau overnight again.
The Twins emphasized, however, that it’s not an indication that Morneau’s condition is any worse. But since Morneau was simply going to return to the team’s hotel, the doctor decided keeping him in the hospital for observation just made more sense.
Morneau is expected to be released on Sunday, after another set of x-rays are taken, and should be able to fly home to Minnesota with the team.
Tonight’s lineups, Morneau-free for the first time this season:

Castillo 2b
Punto 3b
Mauer c
Cuddyer rf
Hunter cf
Kubel lf
Cirillo 1b
Bartlett ss
Bonser p

Amezaga cf
Uggla 2b
Ramirez ss
Cabrera 3b
Jacobs 1b
Willingham lf
Hermida rf
Olivo cOlsen p