Originally written March 20, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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PROJECTED STARTER Justin Morneau, .227 BA, 4 HRs, 30 RBIs in 2011 Justin Morneau has only played a total of 150 games over the last two seasons combined. A concussion cut his 2010 season short -- just 81 games -- after he posted All-Star numbers. One year later, Morneau played just 69 games due to multiple ailments, including neck surgery and another concussion. In 2009, he missed the end of the season due to a back injury. The Twins are hoping Morneau can stay healthy this season -- and that he can find his swing again. A year ago, Morneau's .227 average was his lowest since he played 40 games in 2003, his first year in the majors. His power was gone, too -- his .333 slugging percentage was easily the lowest of his nine-year career. Morneau won the American League MVP in 2006 when he batted .321 with 34 homers and 130 RBIs in 157 games. He was on pace for a potential MVP-caliber season in 2010 before his concussion, as he was batting .345 and had 18 homers and 56 RBIs in 81 ...
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