Justin Morneau to Miss the Rest of 2009

Posted: 15th September 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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The Minnesota Twins' fading playoff hopes took another hit Tuesday when it was announced that All-Star first baseman Justin Morneau will miss the remainder of the season.   Morneau has been battling back pain for weeks, but a CT scan and an MRI on Monday revealed that he has a stress fracture in his lower back.   The injury doesn’t figure to require surgery. Rather doctors have told Morneau to rest the back for the next three months.   Morneau hurt himself on a headfirst slide into first base on Friday and hasn’t played since.   Prior to last week’s injury, the slugging first baseman had already been playing with pain off and on for quite some time. As a result, his performance has suffered mightily; Morneau was hitting just .077 in September to drop h ...

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