Twins Reinstate Justin Morneau; Option Chris Parmelee

July 19, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (33) hits a single in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. The Orioles won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated first baseman Justin Morneau from the paternity list, reports Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities:

Morneau last appeared for the Twins on Friday before leaving the team to join his wife. The pair welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world on Saturday evening:

Over 285 at-bats this season, Morneau has posted a line of .249/.312/.432 with 17 doubles, 11 home runs and 40 RBIs.

Parmelee, 24, has appeared in 39 games this season for the Twins. Over his 107 at-bats, he’s hit at a clip of .206/.286/.327 with eight extra-base hits.

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Should the Twins trade Justin Morneau this summer?

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