Justin Morneau On Paternity Leave, Twins Recall Chris Parmelee

Gardy: "Something something Canadian Oak, eh?" Morneau: "Something something empty net something maple syrup something something."

Justin Morneau will be allowed leave for up to 72 hours to be with his wife as they expect their second child. Under most circumstances I'd make some kind of Canadian joke, but instead I'll settle for this: the Twins can use as many big, strong, Canadian ballplayers as Mr. and Mrs. Morneau can churn out.

That's the way it works, right? If you're born in America you're automatically an Amerian citizen; if you're born to a player who plays for the Minnesota Twins, you're automatically drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Sounds accurate.

Chris Parmelee will see his third stint of the season with the big league club, having batted .302/.446/.510 with Rochester this season. Since his last demotion however, he's hit just .229/.393/.313. While it's good to see that he can still get on base when he's struggling, it's a big year for Parmelee in terms of where he'll be placed in the depth charts moving forward. Hopefully he can have two or three good days in Minnesota, then go back down and start hitting again.

Of course, as mentioned at the Pioneer Press, circumstances could come to pass that would allow Parmelee to remain with the Twins.

In 38 games in Minnesota this season, Parmelee has hit .194/.278/.320. He hit home runs in back-to-back games prior to his last flight to Triple-A.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 - Chris Parmelee 38 103 9 20 5 1 2 5 9 27 0 0 .194 .278 .320

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