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Indians ink Nyjer Morgan to minor league contract

Jan 14, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Indians have reached agreement on a minor league contract with free agent outfielder Nyjer Morgan. He will be a non-roster invitee to major league camp this spring.

Morgan spent the entire 2013 season playing for the Yokohoma Bay Stars of Nippon Professional Baseball and posted a promising .294/.361/.434 batting line with 11 home runs and 50 RBI in 108 games. He hit just .239/.302/.308 with three homers and 16 RBI in 122 games for the Brewers in 2012.

The 33-year-old will be battling for a bench job with the Tribe.

If he makes the Opening Day roster, Morgan can earn more than $1 million.

  1. doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Another victory for everyone else in the AL Central

  2. jrs45 - Jan 15, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    Victory for all! The ALsucks!!!!

  3. Jeff - Jan 15, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    Reblogged this on Baseballs Bats.

    • karlkolchak - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:50 AM

      Reblogged this on IDon’

      I usually get about a million hits a day.

  4. janessa31888 - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    I am so bewildered right now. Chris Antonetti has officially lost his mind. This guy sounds like a train wreck waiting to happen.

    • karlkolchak - Jan 15, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      Waiting to happen? This train has already derailed numerous times. Problem is, the engineer is a headcase with no self control.

      • Old Gator - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:39 AM

        Once upon a time there was an engineer.
        Drove a locomotive both far and near.
        Accompanied by a monkey that would sit on a stool
        Watching everything the engineer would do
        One day the engineer wanted a bite to eat,
        He left the monkey sitting on the driver’s seat,
        The monkey pulled the throttle, the locomotive jumped the gun
        And did 80 miles an hour down the mainline run.

        Big locomotive right on time, big locomotive coming down the line.
        Big locomotive No. 99, left the engineer with a worried mind.

        The engineer called up the dispatcher on the phone,
        To tell him all about his locomotive was gone.
        Dispatcher got on the wire, switch operator to the right,
        Cause the monkey’s got the main line sewed up tight.
        The switch operator got the message on time,
        Said there’s a Northbound limited on the same main line,
        Open up the switch I’m gonna let him through the hole,
        Cause the monkey’s got the locomotive under control.

        Big locomotive right on time, big locomotive coming down the line.
        Big locomotive No. 99, left the engineer with a worried mind.

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    jays missed out again

    • Old Gator - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

      But you never miss an opportunity to make a tedious moron of yourself.

      Or to thumb yourself up in the process. You must really feel like a complete nobody to need to do that so badly.

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      You can just come out of the closet and admit your blue jays fandom, there’s no shame in it. It’s 2014

      You know, change, yes we can and all that

  6. musketmaniac - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    law of the comeback. negativity+hate,w/abundance=big year. This guy still got juice and may still be hungry. I was hoping the buccos would grab him. considering there are few quality fourth outfielders available

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