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Nyjer Morgan | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Indians option OF Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus.
The move clears a spot for Michael Bourn's return from the disabled list. Morgan played well during his time with the Indians, hitting .348 (8-for-23) with three stolen bases in nine games. We'll likely see him in the majors again soon. Apr 15 - 3:23 PM

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Nyjer Morgan went 2-for-4 with two walks Saturday against the Indians.

After making the Indians out of spring training, Morgan is 4-for-10 with four walks and two RBI through four games this season. Michael Bourn (hamstring) is slated to come off the disabled list soon, but the 33-year-old might be able to stick around as an extra outfielder.
Apr 5 - 4:21 PM

Nyjer Morgan hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in Monday's 2-0 win over the Athletics.

After spending last season in Japan, Morgan made the Indians out of spring training and started in center field and batted leadoff on Opening Day. His sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning broke a scoreless tie. Michael Bourn (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend, so Morgan might not be around for long.
Apr 1 - 9:55 AM

Indians purchased the contract of OF Nyjer Morgan from Triple-A Columbus.

Morgan hit only .208/.333/.292 this spring, but with Michael Bourn (hamstring) out the Indians need some help in center field. The fiery outfielder should see plenty of playing time versus righties while Bourn is out and might be worth a look in deep fantasy formats.
Mar 30 - 1:12 PM

Nyjer Morgan has made the Indians' Opening Day roster.

Morgan was given the good news Monday by manager Terry Francona and will open the season as a backup at all three outfield spots. He's not fantasy-relevant.
Mar 24 - 12:17 PM

Nyjer Morgan swiped his second base of the Cactus League season and scored a run in a losing effort against the Angels on Sunday.

The 33-year-old outfielder finished the afternoon 0-for-2 with a walk, lowering his spring average to .219. With Michael Bourn's status for Opening Day uncertain, Morgan still has a chance to crack the Tribe's roster to begin the season.
Mar 23 - 8:37 PM

Nyjer Morgan (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.

Morgan suffered a calf injury over the weekend but has made a quick recovery. With Michael Bourn's (calf) status up in the air, Morgan could have a shot a roster spot.
Mar 17 - 2:00 PM

Nyjer Morgan (calf) still awaits medical clearance to return to Cactus League action.

The veteran outfielder has been performing baseball activities, just awaits the final hurdle to return to game action. He's extremely anxious to get back on the field as he's battling for a reserve outfielder role with the Tribe.
Mar 15 - 1:13 PM

Nyjer Morgan singled, doubled, and drove in two runs in three at-bats on Thursday.

Morgan is hoping to join the Indians when they break camp as a back-up outfielder after spending last year in Japan. Morgan walked in the fifth, hit an RBI double in the sixth, and hit an RBI single in the seventh.
Feb 27 - 6:28 PM

Indians signed OF Nyjer Morgan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Morgan is now back in the states after batting .294/.361/.434 with 11 homers, 50 RBI and three stolen bases in 108 games last season with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan’s Central League. The Indians are already pretty loaded with left-handed hitting outfielders, so the 33-year-old is no lock to crack the Opening Day roster.
Jan 14 - 7:38 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Nyjer Morgan is closing in on a deal with an unidentified MLB team.

Morgan is aiming for a return to MLB after he batted .294/.361/.434 with 11 homers, 50 RBI and three stolen bases in 108 games last season with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan’s Central League. The 33-year-old outfielder last appeared in the majors in 2012 as a member of the Brewers and hit just .239/.302/.308 in 122 games.
Jan 14 - 1:35 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Nyjer Morgan is seeking a return to Major League Baseball.

The 33-year-old outfielder spent the 2013 campaign playing for Yokohama in Japan's Central League where he slashed .294/.361/.434 with 11 homers, 50 RBI and three stolen bases in 108 games. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Jan 4 - 2:19 PM

Nyjer Morgan has signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Japan's Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

Morgan failed to attract much interest from major league teams this offseason after batting just .239/.302/.308 in 122 games last summer for Milwaukee. He probably would have had to accept a minor league contract (and invitation to spring training) to remain in the states.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Nyjer Morgan has elected free agency.

Morgan had a woeful 2012, batting just .239/.302/.308 with three home runs, 16 RBI, 12 stolen bases and a .610 OPS in 122 games. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 02:44:00 PM

Brewers sent OF Nyjer Morgan outright to Triple-A Nashville.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster and signals the beginning of the end of his tenure in Milwaukee. Morgan was expected to be non-tendered, anyway. The 32-year-old outfielder batted .239/.302/.308 with three home runs, 16 RBI, 12 stolen bases and a .610 OPS in 122 games this year.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 05:46:00 PM

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LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
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