Morneau hits off tee, reports no issues

Morneau hits off tee, reports no issues

Morneau hits off tee, reports no issues
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins designated hitter Justin Morneau reported no problems after taking 25-30 swings off a tee before Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Morneau, who is on the disabled list retroactive to May 1 with a sore left wrist, said he still doesn't have an exact timetable for his return, but is hopeful he'll be activated once he's eligible on Wednesday in Detroit.

"I'm pleased with the way it went and we'll continue along with the process and hopefully be ready," Morneau said. "I can't give a date, but I'm hopeful when I'm eligible to come off Wednesday I can play, but we'll see once I start swinging more, but I'm happy so far."

Morneau said he expects to ramp up to about 45 swings on Sunday before possibly seeing live batting practice on Monday. He added the cortisone shot in his wrist on Tuesday has helped, and that the key is making sure the discomfort doesn't flare up while swinging.

"The pain level doesn't matter, but if it's affecting my swing, then that's what we're trying to take care of," Morneau said. "If I can't swing the way I need to swing, then I'm not as effective as I need to be. I need to be able to do that. I felt like I was able to do that swinging today, so hopefully it'll feel better tomorrow and we'll keep moving forward."