Twins transfer Morneau to 60-day DL

Twins transfer Morneau to 60-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was at Target Field on Friday afternoon, but manager Ron Gardenhire didn't have any further update on his progress.

"I asked him how he's doing, and he said 'OK,'" Gardenhire said.

The Twins transferred Morneau to the 60-day disabled list on Friday in order to open up space on the 40-man roster for starter Matt Fox. But the move doesn't signal anything about whether or not Morneau, who has been recovering from a concussion he suffered on July 7, will be able to return to the team this season.

Morneau has already been on the disabled list for 55 days, dating back to July 8, and it's very unlikely that he would be ready to return to the team in the next five days. So the move made sense for the Twins.

"That was the easy move to clear roster space," Gardenhire said.