MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just as Joe Mauer and Tsuyoshi Nishioka get closer to returning to the Minnesota Twins, Justin Morneau could be headed to the disabled list.

The Twins say a cortisone shot in Morneau’s left wrist on Sunday has yet to take, and the struggling first baseman says it feels as if he’s swinging one-handed. Morneau met with a specialist on Tuesday, but says the team is still contemplating a course of action.

Morneau is hitting .265 with just three homers and 17 RBIs this season.

On the bright side, Nishioka could return to the team as soon as Wednesday or Thursday after breaking his left leg in the sixth game of the season.

Mauer is scheduled to face Joe Nathan in a light batting practice session on Wednesday.

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