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Updated: October 4th, 2010 12:01pm
Justin Morneau will not play in 2010 postseason

Justin Morneau will not play in 2010 postseason

by Phil Mackey
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The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that Justin Morneau, out since July 7 with a concussion, will not play in the 2010 postseason.

The organization reiterated that Morneau is making progress, but that making a push for the ALCS or World Series was rushing things too quickly.

Per Kelsie Smith of the Pioneer Press, Morneau said, "The symptoms ended up coming back more than what was OK to try to push through ... Then I woke up Sunday and it was still there."

The plan is for Morneau to stop all baseball activity for the next two weeks before slowly ramping things back up again.

Morneau said he felt symptoms and headaches after workouts at Target Field last week, where he took batting practice, went through fielding drills and took groundballs.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said the team was discussing sending Morneau to Florida to face live pitching, but that plan has likely changed.

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.
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In this story: Ron Gardenhire, Justin Morneau