MINNEAPOLIS Justin Morneau is a first baseman. During his 10-year big league career, he hasn't set foot at any other spot on the field.
But still recovering from numerous offseason surgeries (wrist, knee, foot) as well as a concussion, Morneau has yet to play a game at first base this season for the Minnesota Twins. Instead, the left-handed Morneau has been relegated to the designated hitter role as his health continues to improve.
Morneau, 30, hopes to eventually get back on the field. The question is when.
"I definitely want to get back at first. When? I'm not sure yet," Morneau said. "I'm going to continue to take ground balls and all the rest of that stuff. Obviously, I'm going to need to do it if I'm going to play in interleague. I don't know when that is. (The team has one interleague series in mid-May before hitting it hard starting June 19.) I'm sure I'll get out there before that."
Morneau played a handful of games at first base this spring in Fort Myers, but as camp w...