Morneau to see specialist for dizzy spellsMinnesota Twins all-star Justin Morneau returned back to the Twin Cities last Thursday to a see a specialist concerning dizzy spells he's been having.
By Rustin Dodd / MLB.com
08/21/09 7:05 PM ET
KANSAS CITY -- Don't expect to see first baseman Justin Morneau in the lineup against the Royals this weekend.
After returning to the Twins Cities on Thursday to seek treatment for an inner ear infection, Morneau will spend the next three days recovering at home.
"We'll see where he's at Monday," Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said. "That's all we can do."
After experiencing fits of dizziness for almost two weeks, Morneau saw an ear, nose and throat specialist on Friday and received new medication.
"They think by the weekend it should be cleared if he relaxes a little bit," Gardenhire said.
But the news does mean Morneau will miss three more games.
Morneau, who leads the Twins with 28 homers and 94 RBIs, hasn't played since Monday against the Rangers.
Morneau first noticed his symptoms after returning home from a road trip in Detroit on Aug. 9. He was given medication on Tuesday in Arlington, but his condition didn't improve over the next few days.
Gardenhire is still hopeful that Morneau's condition won't require a trip to the disabled list. But the Twins won't make that decision until Monday.
"[We'll] try not to DL him," Gardenhire said. "But if he's dizzy and it's going to be a while longer, then obviously we'd have to."