Monday July 21st, 2014

Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is headed to the 15-day DL with a stiff neck. Morneau hasn't played since the All-Star break due to the injury. 

Ben Paulsen will replace Morneau in Monday's lineup, playing first and batting sixth. It will be Paulsen's major league debut. 

More: Angels bolster bullpen, postseason chances with Huston Street acquisition

For the season, Morneau is hitting .312/.345/.502 with 20 doubles and 13 home runs. He participated in the Home Run Derby, but did not advance past the second round. 

- Alex Hampl

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