Justin Mouneau could be traded soon.
UPDATE (August 14, 6:53 PM ET): Morneau has cleared waivers. This means that the Twins can trade to Morneau to any team.
Justin Morneau has been a very interesting topic through the months of July and into August, as people thought the Twins would be shopping the first baseman. But, the deadline came and went, as Morneau was still playing in Minneapolis. Today, Morneau was placed on revocable waivers, meaning that he would be able to be pulled back and not traded if claimed.
Morneau's stock was definitely hurt in July, where he posted a .175 batting average over 25 games. In August, however, Morneau has posted a .269 average, and has provided much more pop in 13 fewer games. Morneau has homered six times in August, compared to his four in the previous month. His slugging percentage has jumped from .330 to .673, definitely improving his stock before the August 31st waiver deadline.
Who could suit the powerful first baseman? Robert Murray of MLB Injury News reports that the Pirates, Indians, and Orioles could be interested in Morneau. The Pirates have previously been interested in the Twins first baseman, as he would fill first base better than their current first baseman Garett Jones. The Indians seem to be a good fit for Morneau as a DH, as Murray reported that their current DH Jason Giambi is only hitting .181. And, the O's have a need at DH, and have shown some interest in Morneau.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports does believe that Morneau could have a high chance of being traded. It has also been known that Morneau could only last 24 hours on waivers. If he was to be claimed, the Twins would have 24 hours to deal with the team that claimed him. They could also pull the first baseman back from waivers.
Morneau is hitting .262 with 14 home runs and 67 RBI on the season in 110 games this season.