CLEARWATER, Fla. Justin Morneau is struggling at the plate, but the Twins first baseman isn't concerned about his offense just yet.
After a 0-for-5 performance Wednesday against Philadelphia, Morneau is batting .136 (3-for-22) with five strikeouts this spring. Morneau missed a good portion of the last two seasons after a concussion in 2010 and multiple ailments in 2011. He played just 150 combined games the last two years.
Yet the 2006 American League MVP knows there's still plenty of spring left. He says he'll have a better gauge on where his timing is at once he has 40 to 50 at-bats in spring against live pitching.
"I think we leave three weeks from today, so that's a lot of at-bats between now and then," Morneau said after Wednesday's 6-4 Twins victory. "Probably the last 10 days, I think, are the most important. Obviously, it'd be nice to be getting hits right now, but it's not my first spring training. I've had good ones before...