NYJER MORGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Inside the Wigwam: Was Bourn activated too soon?

The Bird's View I simply don’t get it. Why would a team demote (at the time) their best all-around hitter for a player coming back from injury? Center fielder Nyjer Morgan was leading the Indians in both average and on-base percentage, but was optioned to Triple-A Columbus last week to make room for Michael Bourn who has returned from a hamstring injury. Hitting .348 (8-for...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bourn activated from DL, Morgan optioned to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated outfielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus. Bourn has been on the 15-Day disabled list since March 30 after injuring his left hamstring on March 16 vs. the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, AZ.  He appeared in five games on a rehab assignment...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians activate Michael Bourn, send down Nyger Morgan

The Indians today activated OF Michael Bourn from the 15-Day DL and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to AAA Columbus. The move comes as a bit of a surprise because of Morgan’s success early in the season for the Indians. In nine games, Morgan has a .348 batting average and an OPS of .832. He is third on the team in walks with 7 and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. In the end, it...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Morgan Proving to be a Steal as Bourn’s Replacement

Outfielder Nyjer Morgan was thought to be on borrowed time. When the Cleveland Indians signed him to minor league contract with an invite to big league spring training, expectations were low. He had not appeared in a Major League Baseball ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan: Back where he belongs

Few people get to travel the world. For center fielder Nyjer Morgan, he’s had to endure just that in order to keep his big league career alive. Signed to a minor league deal this offseason with an invite to spring training, Morgan has quickly impressed Cleveland with his speed, bat and unique veteran presence. “He’s been on base more than half the time, that’s the biggest...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Behold: Nyjer Morgan 2.0

In the fickle world where professional baseball players trade, Nyjer Morgan has everything going against him. He’s 33 years old. He’s on a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, getting his opportunity thanks to a minor league deal, ultimately obtaining a spot on the big league roster solely due to an injury to the team’s every day center fielder. A season ago, he was...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy and Morgan surging at the plate

The weather may be chilly, but David Murphy and Nyjer Morgan are red hot. The same could be said of the Cleveland Indians in interleague matchups at Progressive Field. Murphy and Morgan look to continue their respective surges at the plate as the Indians conclude this three-game series with the San Diego Padres with a doubleheader Wednesday. Cleveland (4-3) has had to cope with cold...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Inspired by WWE wrestler, Nyjer Morgan wants to be 'The People's Champ'

Nyjer Morgan sure knows how to get the crowd going -- and on Tuesday night, he did it before even stepping up to the plate. The Indians outfielder changed his walk-up song to the theme for WWE superstar Daniel Bryan. Luckily for Morgan, a lot of Cleveland fans share his affinity for pro wrestling. Well, at least the ones that showed up for the series opener with the Padres. Only...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

T Plush is back and that's alright with us (Video)

"T Plush" is back ... That didn't take long. We didn't see much of Nyjer Morgan's alter ego "Tony Plush" throughout spring training, as the Indians outfielder purposely kept him somewhat subdued as he fought to make his way on to the Indians Opening Day roster. After a solid spring performance, combined with Michael Bourn's hamstring injury (which...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan tames alter ego 'Tony Plush', earns Indians roster spot

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- For the first time this spring a wide grin came across Nyjer Morgan's face. All the work put in to get back to the majors has paid off. Morgan came to Indians spring training as a non-roster invitee but many didn't give him much of a shot of making it due to a crowded outfield. With Michael Bourn headed to the disabled list, a solid spring and a different...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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