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.READ MORE: Wife Of Hockey Ref, Who Died From COVID, Thinks He Contracted It During Carver Co. Games
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.READ MORE: Court Hears Motions In Derek Chauvin Trial; Jury Selection Paused For At Least A Day
“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.MORE NEWS: 'Summer During Winter': Minnesotans Enjoy Unseasonable Temps On #Top10WxDay
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.