Bits: Morneau on track to play in opener
March, 29, 2011
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
• Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau singled in three at-bats Monday, but more importantly, he's been in the lineup for four consecutive games. Morneau's concussion symptoms might not be completely past him, but he'll likely be in the lineup when the Twins open their season this week. Perhaps you can still draft him at a discount.
• Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer had a miserable outing Monday, allowing 12 runs (11 earned) while retiring only seven Baltimore Orioles. Scherzer's final spring training ERA was 10.38. "It is what it is," he told reporters. "Spring training is over and it's time for the season. I wished I had a better spring training, but I didn't." Fantasy owners shouldn't panic here. Scherzer claims he's healthy, and remains a top-25 starting pitcher option.