DETROIT -- Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is staying put.Organizational brain cramp pending:
Early this week, manager Ron Gardenhire had entertained thoughts of sending the struggling slugger to Triple-A Rochester as part of a pending roster move Saturday.
On Friday, Gardenhire decided against the drastic move.
"We're not going to mess with Morneau," Gardenhire said. "[Hitting coach] Scotty [Ullger] thinks that he's getting closer. We're going to eliminate [Morneau] from the process."
A second roster move will come after Sunday's game, when Baker has likely returned to Rochester. The club originally contemplated calling up another pitcher but might now consider a hitter instead.@#&%! How many times do I have to say it, Gardy?
Should a pitcher be summoned from Rochester, hard-throwing reliever Travis Bowyer would be a deserving candidate for his first big league callup. Bowyer has a 1.71 ERA in 39 games with 19 saves. If a position player is sought, switch-hitter Terry Tiffee could get the nod in what would be his fourth recall of the season.
BARTLETT! BARTLETT! BARTLETT!
Reliever Juan Rincon's grievance hearing for his 10-day steroids suspension has been set for Tuesday in New York while the club is in town. Rincon was disciplined in May for testing positive to a banned performance-enhancing substance, but has maintained his innocence.Good luck, Juan.