Justin Morneau makes season debut at first base as Twins face Yankees
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Justin Morneau is back in the field.
Morneau, 30, has been taking ground balls. But he has been the Twins' designated hitter the first nine games and hasn't played first base in a game situation since March 13.
Doctors told him that being the DH would lessen his chances of getting worn out, which could lead to the return of the concussion symptoms that have plagued him in recent seasons.
Morneau entered Monday's game hitting .206 (7-for-34) with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs.
Joe Mauer was in the lineup as the DH and batting third.