1B/DH Justin Morneau was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 1 because of
tendinitis in his left wrist, the result of a stabilization surgery performed on Sept. 30. The decision was made after Morneau took about 16 swings in the batting cage on
Saturday. "The thought is it's better to get it right now rather than have it drag on through the
summer and not be as effective or productive as I can be," Morneau said. "(The goal is) to
get it right now and be able to play the rest of the year healthy, instead of battling
through something and not being effective at all."