Per the MLB's new rules regarding concussions set in place last season, Justin Morneau will need the formal approval of Dr. Gary Green, MLB's medical director, before he can return to the field.
Terry Ryan confirmed this, but also said that Morneau is feeling fine and the club doesn't expect any clearance issues. Morneau is one of four players not in camp prior to Thursday's official report date.
Morneau played only 69 games last season after battling concussion symptoms, while also undergoing surgeries on his neck, left wrist, left knee and right foot.
I sure hope Morneau can get back to form and stay in that form. If not, I could seriously see him retiring.