After playing 14-years in the Majors, Twins great Justin Morneau has called it a career and joined the Minnesota Twins front office as a Special Assistant.
Justin Morneau was a Minnesota Twins fan favorite for nearly 10 years of his 14-year career, and his 221 home runs with the Twins ranks him third on the team’s all-time list, behind Harmon Killebrew (475) and Kent Hrbek (293). Morneau was a 4-time All-Star for the Twins and won the AL MVP Award with them in 2006. Morneau also famously won the 2009 Home Run Derby.
Morneau was traded to Pittsburgh in 2012 and was traded to the Rockies in 2013 where he won the NL batting title with a .319 batting average in 2014.
Justin Morneau played his last Major League game for the White Sox in 2016, but only received 203 at-bats and had a batting average of .261. Morneau sat out the 2017 MLB Season after partaking in the World Baseball Classic and representing the Canadian team.
Morneau finished his career with a slash line of .281/.348/.481 with 247 home runs, 985 RBI, and 1603 hits.
No team picked up on him after the WBC, and he is going to formally retire and join former Twins LaTroy Hawkins, Michael Cuddyer, and Torii Hunter as a Special Assistant in the front office.
Justin Morneau was a fun player to watch throughout his career and will be missed as a Major League Baseball Player. Fortunately, he will still be a Major League Baseball alumni and will be around the game for a long time.
Best wishes in all of your future endeavors Justin!