Twins' Morneau headed for neck surgery

Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau reacts after striking out against the Boston Red Sox. (REUTERS/Adam...

Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau reacts after striking out against the Boston Red Sox. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

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Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is slated to undergo neck surgery next week.

The club revealed the news on Friday evening, prior to the start of a three- game interleague set with the Brewers, that Morneau will undergo a procedure to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve.

The surgery involves the removal of a herniated disc fragment.

Morneau, currently on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore left wrist, is not expected back in the lineup until mid-August.

The 30-year-old native of suburban Vancouver was batting .225 with four homers, 12 doubles and 21 RBI in 55 games before this double dose of misfortune hit. 


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