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2014 Avg.
.317
 
Career Avg.
.280
Name  Justin Morneau
Born  5/15/1981
Height  6-4
Weight  235
Number  33
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
8/19/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau returns to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Royals.
Insight: Morneau missed a few games due to a lingering neck injury. Before the injury, Morneau had a 10-game hitting streak, which he will take into Tuesday's game. The first baseman is having a great season, currently leading the National League with a .323 batting average.
 
8/18/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau missed both games of Colorado's double header against Cincinnati on Sunday. The Rockies also scratched Morneau from Saturday's lineup due to a sore neck.
Insight: The first baseman went on the 15-day disabled list in July with a neck strain. Morneau could miss more time as the neck injury continues to linger. The 33-year-old is having a bounce back season, hitting .323 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI.
 
8/17/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has a career .625 batting average versus Reds Game 2 pitcher Dylan Axelrod. Update - Morneau will not start in Game 1.
Insight: Morneau has been solid this season, batting .323 with 13 HR and 65 RBI. The return of Michael Cuddyer to the lineup should help both Morneau and Nolan Arenado.
 
8/17/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has a career .625 batting average versus Reds Game 2 pitcher Dylan Axelrod.
Insight: Morneau has been solid this season, batting .323 with 13 HR and 65 RBI. The return of Michael Cuddyer to the lineup should help both Morneau and Nolan Arenado.
 
Hot8/16/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a stiff neck, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.
Insight: He missed some time last month with the injury. The returning Michael Cuddyer will start at first base in Morneau's place.
 
Hot8/16/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is a fantastic fantasy option Saturday against the Reds.
Insight: Morneau is hitting .327 with eight homers, 40 RBI and an .871 OPS at Coors Field, .351 with 10 homers, 50 RBI and a .940 OPS against righties and .396 in August. Plus, he's gone 5-for-8 with two doubles and a walk against former White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod, who is making his debut with the Reds Saturday.
 
7/29/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (neck) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Due to the All-Star break, Morneau only had to miss 10 games due to a neck strain, as he was placed on the DL retroactive to July 13. He's batted .312 with 13 homers, 60 RBI and an .846 OPS this season.
 
7/27/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (neck) will begin a rehab assignment Monday, according to Thomas Harding of mlb.com.
Insight: If all goes well, Morneau (.312, 13 HR, 60 RBI, .846 OPS) will push to return when he is first eligible on Tuesday.
 
7/21/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a neck strain, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.
Insight: Morneau (.312, 13 HR, 60 RBI, .846 OPS) hasn't played since July 13 due to the All-Star break, so he's eligible to return on July 29.
 
7/21/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is doubtful for Monday's game against Washington due to a stiff neck.
Insight: Morneau (.312, 13 HR, 60 RBI, .846 OPS) has missed three consecutive games to date. Charlie Culberson got another start at first base Sunday.
 
Hot7/3/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has batted .171 in 41 career at-bats against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
Insight: Morneau (.315, 13 HR, 58 RBI, .866 OPS) and Greinke were frequent opponents when both played in the AL Central. The Rockies first baseman hit .327 in June and went 3-for-7 in his first two games of July, but he's not a good option Thursday against Greinke.
 
Hot7/2/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau hit .327 with three homers and 25 RBI in June and has a good matchup Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Against Nats starter Doug Fister, Morneau has gone 8-for-25 (.320) with three doubles and a home run. He also has a .327 average and a .915 OPS against righties this season.
 
Hot6/25/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau went 3-for-5 with a homer and six RBI Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Morneau (.304, 13 HR) has hit .408 with three home runs and 23 RBI in his last 13 games and is now second in the NL with 57 RBI. Colorado begins a seven-game road trip Thursday but will end the first half with a 10-game homestand.
 
Hot6/15/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is getting the day off Sunday.
Insight: Morneau's bat is heating back up after a long slump. He's gone 10-for-20 (.500) with a homer and eight RBI in his last five games.
 
Cold6/1/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has hit .385 with two homers and a double in 13 at-bats against Indians starter Josh Tomlin.
Insight: Perhaps facing Tomlin Sunday will help Morneau break out of a 7-for-34 (.206) slump. If not, at least the Rockies will return to Denver Monday for a 10-game homestand. Morneau has hit .345 with a 1.005 OPS at Coors Field this season compared to .275 with an .806 OPS on the road.
 
5/30/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 5-for-12 with a home run against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Morneau is batting .312 with 10 homers and 33 RBI this season, though his pace has slowed over the past five games (.222).
 
5/28/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has gone 10-for-33 with three home runs in his career against Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Morneau has slumped with a .174 average in his last 23 at-bats, but he'll get Hernandez Wednesday.
 
5/18/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau continued his brilliant season with a walkoff homer Sunday against the Padres.
Insight: It was one of two hits on the day for Morneau, who is now hitting .327 in 42 games this season. If this keeps up, Morneau could be MLB's Comeback Player of the Year in 2014.
 
Hot5/13/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Colorado first baseman Justin Morneau is a career .341 hitter (14-for-41) with four home runs against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Morneau missed some time recently with a stiff neck, but is back and should be a nice option in this favorable matchup. After a couple of lean years in Minnesota, the 2006 AL MVP appears to be regaining his stroke. He's batting .329 with eight homers and 29 RBI in 37 games this season.
 
5/8/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Colorado will be without first baseman Justin Morneau Thursday against Texas. SOURCE: Rockies PR on Twitter
Insight: He was scratched with a stiff neck. Jordan Pacheco (.273, 0 HR, 5 RBI) is now at first base with Michael McHenry (.222, 0 HR, 1 RBI) filling in at catcher.