MINNEAPOLIS As he endured the effects and setbacks from his concussion, there were times when retirement crept into Justin Morneaus mind. The Minnesota Twins first baseman was injured midway through the 2010 season and missed the rest of the year. He wasnt the same player in 2011 and again struggled to stay healthy, playing in just 69 games.
Last season was a different story, as Morneau was able to stay on the field for 134 games. By the end of 2012, the concussion was no longer an issue. He had minor offseason wrist surgery but otherwise enters this spring with a clean bill of health.
Yet while Morneau no longer has to worry about concussions, there are other questions looming about his future. Namely, his contract, which is up at the end of the 2013 season.
"I'm already pretty set in my life," Morneau said Friday at TwinsFest when asked about his contract situation. "It's one of those things where I've been through enough. I know that I love the game. I missed the game when I ...