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Justin Morneau to return Friday

Updated: August 11, 2011, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- After wearing out Triple-A pitching and general manager Bill Smith's cell phone, Justin Morneau has finally received the green light to return to the Minnesota Twins.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said Wednesday that Morneau will rejoin the Twins on Friday when they open a three-game series in Cleveland. The star first baseman has not played in a game since June 9, when he went on the disabled list to have surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his neck.

"He's killing the ball," ...

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