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
Twins will reinstate first baseman Justin Morneau from the Paternity List in time for Tuesday's game. Parmelee back to Rochester.— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) July 24, 2012
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:
Congrats to Justin and Krista Morneau, who had a healthy baby boy at 5:46 p.m. #MNTwins— Ben Goessling (@BenGoesslingPP) July 21, 2012
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.
Should the Twins trade Justin Morneau this summer?