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Career on the Line for Twins' Morneau

AP

Justin Morneau will arrive at a pivotal point in his career sometime during the upcoming season, with both his place as one of the game’s most feared sluggers, and long-term status with the Minnesota Twins unsettled.

The first baseman from New Westminster, B.C., managed to finish the 2012 season on the field, the first time he’s done so since he was runner-up for the American-League MVP in 2008, but he hardly resembled his hard-hitting self after fighting through a lengthy list of ailments the past four years.

Now, with his US$80-million, six-year contract set to expire in the fall and the Twins in the midst of a retooling, Morneau...

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