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Justin Morneau starts at first base

Updated: April 16, 2012, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Justin Morneau found out he was being dropped to fifth in the Minnesota Twins' lineup, allowing AL Player of the Week Josh Willingham to fit between him and Joe Mauer, and made a suggestion: He wanted to play first base for the first time this season.

"I thought that was pretty cool," Ron Gardenhire said Monday night before the Twins played at the New York Yankees.

Relegated to designated hitter duty as he recovers from an assortment of injuries, including a concussion, ...

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