When the Minnesota Twins placed Justin Morneau on waivers, it was expected that the 32-year old first baseman would draw interest. Teams that are in the playoff hunt may look at Morneau as a piece that could improve their chances of getting into the playoffs or even advancing further into the playoffs.
That hasn't been the case. Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press reports that a Morneau deal to the Red Sox is "not likely." The Pittsburgh Pirates, however, do have some interest in trading for Morneau, according to Bill Brink of the Post Gazette. The Yankees, who were thought to at least show some interest in Morneau, have not held any discussions about a possible Justin Morneau deal, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
There doesn't appear to be too much optimism in the Twins front office about a deal getting done. Twins general manager Terry Ryan told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that "I don't see [a trade], but there is always a possibility."
Morneau is in the last year of his deal with the Twins and appears likely to play out the final year of his contract with the team. On the year, Morneau is hitting .266 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI's. If Morneau hits free agency, expect him to garner a good amount of interest as long the price for his services is right.
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