MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former first baseman Justin Morneau is back with the Minnesota Twins.

Not as a player, but instead, taking a role in the front office.

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Morneau played for the Twins from 2003 to 2013, and won the MVP in 2006. He officially retired on Wednesday and will join the organization as a special assistant.

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“Yes it’s a sad day because I don’t get to go through the grind of playing 162 games, but I get to move forward and do so many new things,” Morneau said.

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Morneau will work with players on hitting and defense at Spring Training and at the minor leagues. Justin, his wife Krista and their four children call the Twin Cities home.