Just got this from the Twins' team site. Kind of sad quote by Torii at the end of this piece...
MIAMI -- Justin Morneau left Friday's game against the Marlins in the seventh inning after he was injured in a collision with Miguel Olivo at home plate.
Morneau, whom manager Ron Gardenhire said was spitting blood and having trouble breathing after the incident, was taken from the locker room on a stretcher after the game and was scheduled to undergo X-rays on his chest overnight. Morneau was wearing an oxygen mask as he left, but was alert and fiddling with a personal communication device in his hands.
With two out in the eighth and Morneau at first, pinch-hitter Jason Kubel lined a ball just inside the left-field line and into the corner. Josh Willingham bobbled the ball as he tried to pick it up, and Morneau was waved around the third. The relay from Hanley Ramirez skipped under Olivo just as Morneau crashed into him. As a woozy Morneau reached for the plate to formalize his run, the ball skidded into the Florida dugout, allowing Kubel to come all the way around to score and tie the game at 4.
Morneau stayed down on all fours for several moments after the play, prompting Gardenhire to come onto the field. Morneau was replaced by Luis Rodriguez in the bottom half of the inning.
Gardenhire called it "a scary incident."
"He had nowhere to go," Gardenhire said. "He just had to try to go through him. It wasn't a violent collision, but obviously, it just hit right in a bad spot, kind of an unprotected place."
The Minnesota locker room was somber after the game -- which Florida won, 5-4, on Ramirez's homer in the bottom of the eighth -- as players tried to piece together details of Morneau's condition.
"That's the tough part," Torii Hunter said. "We haven't heard anything. Guys are just kind of sitting around the clubhouse right now just trying to figure out what's going on. I think I'm going to sit around here to just wait and see what happens."
Tom Keller is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.