Monday, June 25, 2007

Morneau is released, back in the Twin Cities

First baseman Justin Morneau was released from the hospital Monday morning and has returned to the Twin Cities. The team does not know whether Morneau will be at the Metrodome for tonight's game against the Blue Jays.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said a trip to the disabled list for Morneau has not been discussed. Morneau will be tested tomorrow by the team's doctors, and could return by Wednesday or Thursday if all goes well, Gardenhire said.

Joe Mauer is back in the three slot tonight as the designated hitter. Jeff Cirillo continues his stint at first base in Morneau's absence.

Also, be on the look out for some history to be made this week at the Metrodome. Frank Thomas is at 499 career home runs ...

With that, lineups -

Luis Castillo 2B
Jason Bartlett SS
Joe Mauer DH
Michael Cuddyer RF
Torii Hunter CF
Jason Kubel LF
Mike Redmond C
Jeff Cirillo 1B
Nick Punto 3B
Kevin Slowey P

Vernon Wells CF
Alex Rios RF
Matt Stairs 1B
Troy Glaus 3B
Frank Thomas DH
Gregg Zaun C
Aaron Hill 2B
Adam Lind LF
John McDonald SS
Roy Halladay P