Colorado Rockies Rundown: Nolan, CarGo, Morneau, Chatwood And Call-Ups

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Apr 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman J. Morneau (33) is congratulated after scoring in the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Morneau dominates in AA


Justin Morneau has apparently decided that he doesn’t want to do any more rehab assignments, because he crushed AA New Britain in the five games he spent there tuning up for a big league return.

In his five games with the Rock Cats, Morneau was 9-for-18 with two home runs and nine RBIs. It’ll be interesting to see if and when the Rockies can activate him, and see if they can have him play a bit to finish the year here.

I think Ben Paulsen has more than earned next year’s first base job, especially in light of how cheap he is relative to Morneau’s 2016 mutual option, but a little bit of an audition for Morneau this month would let him find another club a bit easier for the 2016 season.

Next: The Rockies announce their AFL prospects