No timetable for Justin Morneau’s return from concussion as symptoms continue

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Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau continues to experience post-concussion symptoms four weeks after suffering a brain injury and cervical neck sprain on a diving play and has not been cleared to resume baseball activities.

Morneau has a history of concussions, which derailed his career for several seasons in Minnesota. He got back on track with the Rockies last season, hitting .319 to win the batting title, but now the former MVP’s career is again in jeopardy at age 34.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that the team plans to be very cautious and patience with Morneau’s recovery timetable, saying:

It’s difficult for Justin, given his history with concussions. This is a process and we have to wait it out. When Justin is ready to play and he’s himself again, he’s our first baseman.

What a shame.

Giancarlo Stanton to make return from IL this week

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Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.

Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.

In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.