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Justin Morneau “Drawing Interest” From Pirates

Justin Morneau “Drawing Interest” From Pirates

The Pirates are looking at Justin Morneau.

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau could be on the move, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles are two interested teams according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Heyman said on MLB Network that the 32-year-old was "drawing interest" from the Pirates, who could acquire Morneau as a rental to platoon with Gaby Sanchez and give Garrett Jones more at-bats in right field to improve offensive production from that spot.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly says the Orioles looked at Morneau but "decided it wasn't a fit." The veteran has about $4.6 million left on his contract with the Twins and will be a free agent at the end of the season. The asking price Minnesota puts on the first baseman they have had for 11 years could come down to how much salary each side is willing to take on.

James' Analysis:

The Justin Morneau available for trade is not the Justin Morneau that won the 2006 AL MVP or even the one who ma...

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