Morneau to DL
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It sounds like the Twins will put Justin Morneau on the Disabled List on Monday. No word on who would be called up. Remember there is still room on the 40 man roster, so who do you think it will be?
My vote is Ray Chang because I think the team needs a backup infielder who can play all three positions. He's also hitting about .300.
Brian Dozier could get the call, but again, that would need to be in a full time role.
Could be Darin Mastroianni, who has hit well with the Red Wings, but the Twins have outfielders.
Aaron Bates hasn't hit a lot yet, but he had a solid big league camp and has big league time if the team feels the need to have a RH 1B to play along with Chris Parmelee (and Joe Mauer).
Could be Ben Revere or Rene Tosoni to play in the outfield, but both of them would need to play daily.
Who do you think?
I'm confused. I thought it was going to be Dozier. Didn't they already do that? So confused . . .
Chang spent a tiny bit of time at first for the Boston (?) affiliate in AA (?) (not sure) in 2010, I think, so he could actually backup all four spots if absolutely needed (LH pitcher, for instance).
Also, wasn't Chang the guy Span mistook Nishioka for at the beginning of spring training last year? On principle, he should be called up just to make that funnier. Chang is better than Nishioka.