Twins to reinstate Morneau; Option Parmelee


Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced after today’s game that they will reinstate first baseman Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list prior to tomorrow night’s game vs. the Tigers in Detroit.  Morneau was placed on the disabled list May 7 (retroactive to May 1) with a sore left wrist.  In 20 games this season, he is batting .230 (17-for-74) with five doubles, four home runs and nine rbi.

To make room for Morneau on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned first baseman Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester.  In 27 games with the Twins this season, Parmelee batted .179 (15-for-84) with five doubles, one triple and three rbi.