Originally written January 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
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 will most be remembered for driving in the winning run to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 of the 2011 National League Division Series. Acquired in a trade from the Washington Nationals just prior to Opening Day in 2011, Morgan sparked the Brewers and was a key cog in winning the division, hitting .304 with four home runs and 37 RBI while claiming the everyday spot in center field. Morgan couldn't carry over the success into 2012 and he eventually found himself buried on the Brewers bench. With center fielder Carlos Gomez having a breakout year and Norichika Aoki coming over from Japan and claiming the starting spot in right field, Morgan was the odd man out. Even rookie Logan Schafer played ahead of Morgan when he was recalled in September. The Brewers didn't tender Morgan a contract for 2013 and he refused an assignment to Triple-A Nashville. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

Report: Carson Palmer's nerve injury 'still lingering'

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

NL Wild Card Game Live Blog

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

Aaron Rodgers says smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

Jeter introduces 'The Players Tribune,' 'The Voice of the Game'

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.