Four-time All-Star Justin Morneau has cleared August trade waivers, making him a possible acquisition for clubs in search of offensive upgrades. But he told FOX Sports on Tuesday afternoon that he expects to remain with the Minnesota Twins past the Aug. 31 deadline to set postseason rosters.
"I think there would have to be some kind of long-term injury to somebody on one of those (contending) teams," Morneau said. "There's not really a whole lot of spots to fill."
Later Tuesday, though, Morneau had a game that surely raised interest around the league: He went 4 for 5 with a home run and four RBI in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Although Morneau said he has heard "nothing" on the possibility of a trade, his homer Tuesday as his seventh of the month -- tied for second-most in the majors. One source told FOXSports.com that the money owed to Morneau -- more than $3 million over the remainder of this season -- has been the biggest barrier to interest in him.
Morneau, the Twins' ...