September 09, 2010
There are only a few weeks left in the regular season, but Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau(notes), who has been out since July recovering from a concussion, is still hoping to see some playing time, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
"Now it seems to be there [are] more good days than bad days," Morneau told reporters Wednesday.
The Twins could use his help. The team is 5.5 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox for the American League Central Division lead, but things aren't wrapped up just yet. And the Twins would surely love to have his bat in the lineup if they make it to postseason.
A problem, the paper reports, is that the symptoms of post-concussion can be exacerbated by stress and adrenaline.
"When we've got a tie game or we're up by one and you got runners on base and I'm sitting there, you start wanting to be out there, the adrenaline starts going, you start thinking what you would do in that situation," Morneau told the paper. "Then being in [the clubhouse] after the game, seeing everyone excited, it's tough for me to be around that. As good as it is to see it, it's definitely hard to be around it and not feel like you're part of that."
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