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Nyjer Morgan signs with the Yokohama Bay Stars

Jan 24, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

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How does one say “Beast Mode” in Japanese?

Free-agent outfielder Nyjer Morgan has signed with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Japan’s Central League. The team says the 32-year-old Morgan will join the BayStars on a one-year-deal worth $1.6 million.

Probably better than he could do in the U.S., where he was likely to be limited to a minor league deal at best, with around the same sort of money coming in the event he made a team. Now he’s guaranteed that. I just hope he can bring his cat with him.

Morgan, who is 32, had his worst season in the bigs last year, hitting .239/.302/.308 in 322 plate appearances. He’s also an International Smooth Operator:

  1. easports82 - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Per Google Translate: “Beast Mode” – 獣モード

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      Translate “Looked like a routine flyball, not sure how he missed it”

  2. rmosss - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    What an a–hole this guy is!

  3. gpatrick15 - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    I’ll miss having Tony Plush in the majors, if only because of his unusual antics and behavior.

  4. pinkfloydprism - Jan 24, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    This is GREAT news… no more Nyjer in the Majors!

  5. hisgirlgotburrelled - Jan 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    First thing I think of when I hear his name is that time he charged the mound and was blind-sided by Gaby Sanchez… hilarious.

  6. chaseutley - Jan 24, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Now he’s Japan’s problem.

    • Old Gator - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Black Rain Part II. But can he lip-synch Japanese fifteen milliseconds behind the curve, like George Takei in Rodan?

  7. dcfan4life - Jan 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Hope they like loud mouthed bad tempered idiot with their sushi.

    • Old Gator - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      No, they don’t. That’s why they invented skewers for their teppanyaki.

    • kingofdice - Jun 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      dcfan4life characterized Nyjer Morgan correctly — a bad tempered, loudmouth, with a big ego.

      Major League Baseball did not need someone like Nyjer with his rap artist mentality to deteriorate the sportsmanship and integrity of the game. Nyjer Morgan had a “hey, world look at me” disposition. Problem for Nyjer, MLB did not want to put up with his street gangster antics or hear his mouth. Good riddance.

  8. joegolfer - Jan 25, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Maybe they’ll have to pay double to have Tony Plush on the roster as well.
    Now if only we could have an altercation between Tony Plush and Andruw Jones in that Japanese League. That would really set them on their ears, considering that politeness goes such a long way in that league.
    Now if we could just get Carlos Zambrano to sign with a Japanese team.
    And maybe Milton Bradley can sign, provided a judge won’t jail him if he permanently leaves the country.

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