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There appears to be a shift in how Gardenhire is handling Morneau.

Morneau didn’t start on Sunday in Cleveland because Gardenhire believed Morneau needed a break. But on Wednesday, Morneau was not in the starting lineup again.

The former MVP is not injured. But Gardenhire believe he needs to start looking to give Morneau an occasional day off. So he picked a day game after a night game on Tuesday. He also pointed out that Parmelee needs at-bats and that the team has just started a stretch during which it will play on 20 consecutive days before the All-Star break.

“I’m going to start watching over him and give him his days when he needs them,” Gardenhire said. “He’s never going to say he can’t play.”

Morneau doesn’t like addressing the possibility of playing less.

“I want to be effective playing in August and September,” he said. “There’s no real magic formula to figure out what’s going to help. I don’t know. It’s not up to me.”

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