Nyjer Morgan CF MIL 11 Months
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.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Nov 01 '12
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.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Oct 14 '12
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects Nyjer Morgan to be non-tendered this offseason.
Morgan earned $2.35 million in 2012 and is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The Brewers are likely to replace him with Logan Schafer, who is less expensive and currently under team control.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Jul 30 '12
Nyjer Morgan hit a rare homer in Monday's win over the Astros.
Morgan's dinger pulled the Brewers to within one run in the seventh, and he, of course, celebrated as if he had just won the World Series. The fiery outfielder has somehow managed to drive in just seven runs this season despite receiving 222 at-bats.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Jun 11 '12
Nyjer Morgan is batting just .230/.291/.288 through 154 plate appearances this season for Milwaukee.
And yet he was celebrated with a "Bobblehead Day" on Sunday at Miller Park. Morgan has been losing playing time to Norichika Aoki and Carlos Gomez, and carries very little fantasy value despite his good speed.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Apr 23 '12
Nyjer Morgan is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.
Norichika Aoki will make the start in center field and bat second against right-hander Lucas Harrell. Morgan is batting just .119 (5-for-42) on the young season, so Aoki could continue to get looks if the struggles continue.
Nyjer Morgan CF MIL Apr 07 '12
Nyjer Morgan will start and bat second in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Manager Ron Roenicke will go with his "left-handed" lineup, which features Morgan in center field and Mat Gamel batting sixth. Morgan will look to improve on his underwhelming spring. He batted just .238 with two steals and a 12/3 K/BB ratio.