Twins' Morneau having "more good days than bad"

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Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined since the first week of July due to a concussion and post-concussion symptoms.  And it’s not looking like he is close at all to returning to action.

Morneau told Phil Mackey of Minneapolis’ ESPN 1500 AM on Wednesday that he is having “more good days than bad days” at this point, but also that he still has headaches from time to time.  Because of the knowledge the sports world has gained concerning head injuries and their long-term effects, the Twins aren’t going to activate him until he is fully symptom free.

The big first baseman was posting MVP-like numbers over the first half of the season and could provide a big boost to the playoff-bound Twins if he is able to make an early-October return. 

Through 296 at-bats, Morneau had a .345/.437/.618 batting line, 18 home runs and 56 RBI.

Mets sign reliever Anthony Swarzak

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Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have signed reliever Anthony Swarzak. It’s a two-year, $14 million deal, pending a physical.

Swarzak is an eight-year big league veteran who pitched for the White Sox and Brewers in 2017, posting a 2.33 ERA in 70 games. The righty struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings while walking 2.6. It was a really nice year and he’s a really nice pickup for the Mets, even if he is a fallback choice after they failed to sign Bryan Shaw.