Originally written February 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Minnesota Twins first baseman/designated hitter Justin Morneau told reporters, including Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, that he hasn’t been approached by the team about a contract extension. Morneau added that he doesn’t want negotiations to be a distraction during the regular season. His representation also hasn’t approached the Twins about a long-term extension at this point, as the veteran slugger wants to let things play out, according to Bollinger. At one point, it looked like Morneau and fellow slugger Joe Mauer would make up the middle of Minnesota’s order for years to come. However, injuries have limited Morneau over the past several seasons. This along with his previously high levels of production – Morneau was AL MVP in 2006 – make negotiations all the more difficult. Morneau showed some flashes of his former self last season, hitting .267/.333/.440 with 26 doubles and 19 home runs over 570 plate appearances. Still, it appears that both sides will wait out the upcoming year before resuming negotiations. Morneau is set to enter the final season of his current contract which will pay him $14 million in 2013. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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