After playing for the White Sox in 2016 and sitting out last season, Justin Morneau officially announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. Earlier this week the Minnesota Twins announced Morneau will join their broadcast team on Fox Sports North.
During his January retirement press conference, the Minnesota Twins and Morneau announced the former fan favorite will join the front office, assisting with “position player development by focusing on transition programs and teaching an understanding of major league expectations, environment, and culture.” Morneau will continue his front office role, while also contributing to the Twins’ television broadcast.
After winning the MVP, a second-place finish and four straight all-star appearances, Morneau suffered a career altering concussion in 2010. He was able to return, playing six more seasons, but missing a lot of time and never regaining his all-star level of play.
Morneau joins a group of rotating analysts for the Twins on Fox Sports North, including Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris, Roy Smalley, Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins, with Blyleven getting the bulk of the games. The group of analysts will be paired with longtime Twins’ play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer. Morneau will also join Fox Sports North in the studio for select pre- and post-game coverage.