Report: Jays among those interested in Morneau
The Toronto Blue Jays join the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants as the teams interested in acquiring Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Morneau, 31, has spent his entire 10-year career in Minnesota, since being drafted in the third round by the Twins in 1999. A native of British Columbia, Morneau has always been on the Blue Jays' radar, according to Heyman.
The Twins have been sellers leading up to Tuesday's trade deadline, dealing starting pitcher Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. The team is reportedly more open to dealing Morneau than outfielders Josh Willingham or Denard Span, as Morneau is in line to earn $14 million next season.
Morneau is batting .260 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI through 78 games this season.