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Wilson was 15-8 with a 3.35 ERA in a team-high 33 starts during the regular season last year. His finest moment came in Game 2 of the AL division series when he held Tampa Bay to two hits over 6 1-3 scoreless innings.
In Fort Myers, Fla., Justin Morneau took the field with his Minnesota Twins teammates for the first time since sustaining a concussion last July 7. The 2006 AL MVP was hurt in Toronto while sliding into second base to break up a double play.
He received a nice ovation from the fans when he stepped to the plate for batting practice.
“It was nice,” he said. “People recognize a little bit how long it’s been since I’ve been out there with my teammates. It was fun.”
He said he plans to wear sunglasses throughout spring training in hopes of limiting the harmful effects bright sun can have on a person who has had a concussion. He prefers not to wear them in the field, but said he will do whatever it takes to keep improving.
Williams told Comcast SportsNet “for the game’s health as a whole, when we’re talking about $30 million players, I think it’s asinine.” Williams said later his comments were not personally directed at St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols, who is eligible for free agency after the World Series.
“I think it’s important that the people and the cities that I just mentioned and many more have just as much chance to hope and dream about their team winning a World Series as anybody else,” he said. “Right now that’s not happening.”
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