Ron Gardenhire and the Twins are seriously considering moving Justin Morneau to designated hitter in the hopes that it will keep him in the lineup.
”One of the things Terry [Ryan, the Twins' GM] and I talked about is making sure before we get too deep in this thing [is] what were going to do with Morny,” Gardenhire said. ”Where he is going to play, if it is DH, if it is first base. Morny has to eventually tell us what’s right for him or I’ll make the decision for him and we will go from there. If he can’t decide and we talk to the doctors and they give me information where I think the best thing for him to do is to DH and protect him as much as possible, then that is what we will do.
”First thing, you talk to Morny and let him do the doctor things and go from there.”
If they decide Justin should DH, this could mean moving Joe Mauer‘s bat to first base, or making a move for someone else.