Thomas Harding, who covers the Rockies for MLB.com, tweeted the following, confirming Morneau's status.
@harding_at_mlb Morneau was scratched with neck stiffnessCharlie Culberson, in his third Major League season, will start at first base tonight. Culberson is batting .190 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 116 at bats this season. He's a career .228 hitter with four home runs and 25 RBI.
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 18, 2014
Morneau, in his 12th Major League season, is batting .312 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI this season. The four-time All-Star and American League MVP in 2006, participated in the home run hitting contest during All-Star festivities on Monday in Minnesota. Morneau is a career .280 hitter with 234 home runs and 923 RBI.
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