Justin Morneau avoided the disabled list and plans to rejoin the Twins on Wednesday after an MRI exam showed no structural damage in his surgically repaired left wrist. Morneau returned to Minnesota on Tuesday to see Dr. Thomas Varecka, the hand specialist who performed surgery to stabilize a tendon in that wrist last October. "Everything looked good with the tendon," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said, relaying the team's medical report. "And everything that had been surgically repaired -- there was a little fluid and inflammation, which was causing some of the pain -- but the doctors do not believe he's a DL candidate." With an off day coming Thursday, the Twins likely will let Morneau rest until at least Friday. "He'll have a couple days off here, and he'll get back out there swinging as soon as he tells us he's ready to do that," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "But I'm very excited that this is a minor setback here and a little soreness and we go on."
Morneau's wrist gets rest, but he dodges disabled list
Minneapolis Star Tribune | May 2