Van Schouwen also noted that the first baseman/designated hitter projects that he will need about 30 at-bats in the minors before he returns to major league action. Earlier this week, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press shared that Morneau hopes to start his rehab assignment early next week with Triple-A Charlotte.

The 35-year-old underwent elbow surgery in December and signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the White Sox at the beginning of the month. Morneau put up a .310/.363/.458 line, plus three home runs through 182 plate appearances, with the Colorado Rockies last season.

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