Relieved that news about his sore left wrist was not worse but unsure when he will return, Twins slugger Justin Morneau at least knows what forced him out of the lineup earlier this week.

Six months after having his tendon repaired, Morneau only now is experiencing typical post-surgical complications such as swelling and fluid buildup, which should be treatable in the short-term, according to his Minneapolis surgeon, Thomas Varecka.

"Normal part of the process," Morneau said before the Twins played the Angels on Wednesday night, May 2. "Everything structurally looked good. Timeline, he's not sure exactly on how long until it'll be better. It's hard to say. It just needs to get to the point where it's tolerable and not something that lingers."