Morneau to rejoin club on Tuesday

Morneau to rejoin club on Tuesday

Morneau to rejoin club on Tuesday
CHICAGO -- The Twins will reinstate first baseman Justin Morneau from paternity leave before Tuesday's game and optioned Chris Parmelee back to Triple-A Rochester following Monday night's loss to the White Sox.

"He'll be flying back tonight," Gardenhire said before the 7-4 loss to the White Sox. "He gets in late tonight, so he should be joining us tomorrow."

The Twins placed the first baseman on the paternity list Saturday, recalling Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester. Parmelee played Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, but didn't play Sunday and wasn't in Monday's starting lineup. He did pinch-hit in the eighth inning, popping out to second.

Morneau's son was born hours before Saturday's game against the Royals.