The Star-Tribune is reporting that Minnesota Twins' first baseman Justin Morneau is going to be placed on injured-reserve for the remainder of the season.
Morneau is being kept off the playing field due to concussion symptoms for the second year running. Additionally, the 30-year-old will have surgery in his left knee to remove a cyst and will also have a bone spur removed from his left ankle.
The Washing Post also points out that Morneau had neck surgery earlier this season, which may have caused his career lows in batting average (.277), home runs (4) and RBIs (30).
The recovery time for this type of injury extends past the remainder of the regular season, so both player and club see no reason to push the envelope.
"Everything isn't regular yet," Morneau said. "We're going to run out of time [this season], so there's no reason to try to push through it and have it linger like it did last offseason. I'll be able to have a regular winter of working out and doing things to prepare like I normally do."