One of the few big bats who could be on the move this August is Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. He was placed on waivers Tuesday and went unclaimed, leaving him free for anyone to make an offer.
There was a time when Morneau was an elite first baseman, winning the 2006 AL MVP award and slugging at least 30 home runs three times in a four-year stretch from 2006-09.
Those days are long gone, as he has battled injuries and is basically a platoon player at this point. Morneau is hitting an uninspired .262/.318/.423 in 111 games, but the 32-year-old has put together a solid .282/.344/.478 line against right-handed hitters.
Any team interested in acquiring Morneau, if there is one based on going unclaimed, will have to embrace those limitations and negotiate with the Twins over how much of his remaining salary they have to pay. (For the record, he's making $14 million this season.)
With all that, here are the teams and potential deals that would make sense for Morneau and the Twins.