Time running out for Morneau

Time running out for Morneau

CHICAGO -- With 19 games left in the regular season entering Tuesday, time is decreasing for first baseman Justin Morneau if he is going to make a return to the ballclub.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was asked before Tuesday's game about Morneau's progress in his recovery from the concussion he suffered on July 7 and there really was no news to report.

"We've not really even touched on it," Gardenhire said. "We're just letting him try to get well."

Gardenhire did say that Morneau has continued to work out at Target Field, but the manager is focused mostly on Morneau's health and not the chances of him returning to the field.

"The baseball part of it is kind of in our back mirror right now," Gardenhire said. "We don't want to push him. We just want to see him get well. That's all we're thinking about."