While Justin Morneau is headed back to the disabled list, Brian Dozier is getting ready to make his major league debut. The Twins announced Saturday night, May 5, that Dozier, the organization's minor league player of the year in 2011, will be called up from Class AAA Rochester on Monday when Minnesota begins a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field. Dozier, 24, hit .273 with one home run, 11 RBIs and six runs scored in 26 games with the Red Wings. Morneau, 30, is headed back to the DL because of tenderness in the wrist that plagued him all last season and finally was surgically repaired Sept. 30. This time the pain is attributed to standard post-operation soreness. "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 Saturday, May 5. "(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."
Justin Morneau headed back to disabled list; Brian Dozier getting called up
St. Paul Pioneer Press | May 6