By Jordan Schelling / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE — It will be at least until mid-August before Justin Morneau is back at first base for the Twins.
Morneau, already on the 15-day disabled list to rest his sore left wrist, will have neck surgery on Wednesday to relieve a pinched nerve. The procedure will remove a herniated disk fragment from Morneau’s neck.
“When we immobilized his wrist, it was the expectation and hopes of our doctors that the time off from swinging would also benefit his neck,” Twins head trainer Rick McWane said. “Last week we sent him to see another neck specialist; this was our desire, our team doctors’ desire. It wasn’t something that Justin was pushing.
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