Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 6 Days

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 20 Days

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 22 Days

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 28 Days

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 29 Days

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 1 Month

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 1 Month

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 2 Months

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 3 Months

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.

Nyjer Morgan CF CLE 3 Months

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.