After traveling to the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday to have his left wrist examined, Justin Morneau and the Twins are hopeful the slugger will be able to return to the starting lineup when he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list next Wednesday.

Morneau was examined by hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham, who agreed with the Twins' diagnosis that Morneau has tendinitis in the wrist.

"He's going to try to swing a bat on Saturday," Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said. "He did receive a cortisone shot in Cleveland."