Morneau, Logan hoping to return to face Cubs

Morneau, Logan hoping to return to face Cubs

CHICAGO -- First baseman Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday night.

Morneau (.312, 13 homers, 60 RBIs in 89 games for the Rockies), who is out with a strained neck but eligible to return, hopes to rejoin the big league team on Tuesday in Chicago.

In addition, left-handed reliever Boone Logan (2-1, 6.11 ERA in 25 appearances) struck out one in a clean inning for Colorado Springs.

It was Logan's first rehab outing since being placed on the disabled list with diverticulitis, a digestive ailment. Like Morneau, Logan is eligible to return and wants to do so on Tuesday.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.