FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Morneau has taken the field with his Minnesota Twins teammates for the first time since sustaining a concussion in July.
Morneau says he “felt good” after batting practice and playing long toss during an informal workout Tuesday. But he wasn’t about to proclaim himself 100 percent. Morneau said he wanted to wait and see how he felt later in the day, which is usually when the symptoms from his concussion resurface.
Morneau says it was fun to get back on the field with his teammates and he was heartened by the applause he got from fans when he stepped to the plate.
He says he will wear sunglasses throughout spring training in hopes of limiting the harmful effects bright sun can have on a person who has suffered a concussion.
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