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Nyjer Morgan has always had his quirks, but he seemed to play hard and enjoy the game. His love for the game is probably the reason Morgan has agreed to play overseas with Yokohama DeNA Baystars. Morgan was not attracting much attention on the free agent market this offseason, and he wants to play everyday. To do so, he is going to Japan.
According to Chase Hughes of CSN Washington, Morgan has signed a contract with the Baystars worth $1.6 million. The fact is, Morgan probably could have received about that much if he signed with a Major League club, but he likely wouldn't have been afforded consistent playing time. With the Baystars, Morgan will be an everyday starting outfielder.
Morgan had a tough 2012 season that killed his free agent value. He hit .239/.302/.308 with the Milwaukee Brewers. In his career, Morgan has hit .280/.341/.364. He has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Washington Nationals, and the Brewers in his career.
Morgan suffered numerous injuries in 2011 including a broken finger. But in 2012, he remained healthy. He just struggled to find playing time. Morgan payed in only 122 games despite avoiding the DL for the entire season. This was in large part because of the outfielders the Brewers had available and Morgan's poor performance at the plate throughout the year.
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Former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan is reportedly headed to play in Japan next season.
According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkan, Morgan has agreed to a contract with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of the Japanese Central League.
Morgan, 32, hit just .239 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 2012.
Though fans fell in love with his alter-ego, "Tony Plush," Morgan...
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.
Morgan has a .280 batting average, 130 RBIs and 117 stolen bases over six seasons in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers...
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MILWAUKEE Brewers first baseman Corey Hart underwent knee surgery Friday, three days after it was originally scheduled.
Brewers physician Dr. William Raasch debrided the joint surface in Hart's right knee and repaired a small meniscal tear. The surgery is expected to keep Hart out for four months, with his return coming in late May at the earliest.
It was announced Jan. 18...
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Highlighting the festival is the opportunity...
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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart underwent surgery Friday morning on his injured right knee. Earlier in the week, Hart said he hoped to postpone surgery while he sought a second opinion, holding on to the possibility of rehabbing the knee and playing through the injury this season. But the Brewers announced that Dr. William Raasch went ahead with the surgery, which...
The Milwauke Brewers, who thought they were set at every position in the field heading into spring training, suddenly have a void at first base. When Corey Hart began experiencing swelling in his right knee during offseason workouts, an MRI was performed that revealed a possible defect. Surgery was scheduled with team physician William Raasch in Milwaukee, but that was delayed...
Former Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the New York Mets, according to multiple reports.
Marcum, a 31-year-old right-hander, spent the past two seasons with Milwaukee, posting a 20-11 record with a 3.60 ERA in 54 starts.
Acquired by the Brewers for top prospect Brett Lawrie on Dec. 6, 2010, Marcum immediately paid dividends in Milwaukee...
Corey Hart suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and was expected to miss the first three to four months of the season. However, Hart has decided to delay surgery and get a second opinion. If the tear is not significant enough to require surgery, Hart could be available Opening Day.
As Nick Freimuth of the Door County News said yesterday, Hart's surgery is still...
Free-agent pitcher Shaun Marcum has signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets, according to a CBSSports.com report. The agreement is pending a physical. Marcum, 31, spent 2012 with the Milwaukee Brewers, and went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 124 innings. He was limited to 21 starts because of elbow tightness, forcing him to miss two months. With the Mets, the righty will join a...
The Mets have signed free agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum to a one-year “major league” deal with the Mets, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical.
Marcum, 31, went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 109 strikeouts in 124 innings. He made only 21 starts as a lingering elbow issue hampered him a bit. In 2011, Marcum went 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA as the...