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Twins, Justin Morneau mutually interested in reunion

The first baseman will likely be had on a minor-league deal at some point before spring training.

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The Twins and Justin Morneau have mutual interest in a reunion, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Morneau remains a free agent with less than a month to go before the beginning of spring training.

Morneau is one of many veteran options available for clubs looking for help at first base, joining Mike Napoli, Chris Carter, Ryan Howard, Adam Lind, Logan Morrison and Mark Reynolds. His winter has been quiet thus far, with teams deciding to focus on better options like Edwin Encarnacion and Brandon Moss.

Morneau, who turns 36 in May, hit .261/.303/.429 with six home runs in 58 games for the White Sox after signing with the club in mid-June. Minnesota is known to be looking for first-base help, as the club currently has Byung-ho Park, Joe Mauer and Ben Paulsen in the mix for time at both first and designated hitter.

Morneau spent the first 11 years of his career in Minnesota, being named an All-Star on four occasions (2007-10) while being named American League MVP in 2007. He was traded to the Pirates in 2013 before stints in Colorado and Chicago over the past three seasons.