Morneau to miss All-Star Game

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, Last Updated: 8:03 PM ET

Detroit, MI - Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau will miss Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Anaheim as he continues to suffer from concussion-like symptoms.

Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will replace Morneau on the roster. It will be his fourth All-Star selection. He will move into a reserve role for the contest, while Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera will be elevated to take over as the starter for Morneau.

Morneau was accidentally kneed in the head Wednesday night by Toronto’s John McDonald while sliding into second base in the eighth inning.

He missed his third straight game on Saturday and saw a head and concussion specialist in Detroit, who recommended rest. Morneau will be re-evaluated in Minnesota during the three-day break for the Midsummer Classic.

The 29-year-old Morneau was slated to appear in the All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year and for the first time as an elected starter.

In 81 games this season, he is batting .345 — third best in the American League entering play on Saturday — with 18 home runs and 56 runs batted in.


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