LIVE › 12-3 p.m. SportsCenter Sunday
NEXT › 3:05 p.m. Vikings Vent Line
4:05 p.m. SportsCenter Sunday
10:05 p.m. ESPN All Night
Updated: July 8th, 2010 2:51pm
Justin Morneau out of the lineup after taking knee to head

Justin Morneau out of the lineup after taking knee to head

by Phil Mackey
Email | Twitter
SportsWire Daily

Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports


After taking a knee to the head and leaving Wednesday night's ballgame, Justin Morneau is not in the lineup on Thursday night for the Twins.

Per Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune, Michael Cuddyer will play first base.

Delmon Young was also involved in a collision in Wednesday night's ballgame, banging his wrist on Denard Span's shin, but he remains in the lineup and will bat fifth.

Here is the full Twins lineup against Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil (7-5, 4.19):

Jason Repko, CF
Orlando Hudson, 2B
Joe Mauer, DH
Michael Cuddyer, 1B
Delmon Young, LF
Jason Kubel, RF
Danny Valencia, 3B
J.J. Hardy, SS
Drew Butera, C

Scott Baker (7-7, 4.72) will pitch for the Twins.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
Email Phil | @PhilMackey | Mackey & Judd