The Indians added necessary outfield depth this afternoon in trading for outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for future considerations. The Indians will either give up cash or a player-to-be-named-later.
Dickerson, 32, has 314 games of major league experience with a healthy .262/.339/.406 batting line. He has played for four different MLB teams, the Reds, Brewers...
In this MLB News and Notes segment, we give reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB.
Here are the stories from Friday, June 13.
- Outfielder Nyjer Morgan continues to rehab his left knee at the Indians spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona. He has been doing running drills in the pool to help build up is leg strength and is doing some light throwing...
Nyjer Morgan (Sprained PCL in right knee; Placed on 15 DL on May 15th)
Before Friday’s game against the Athletics, the Indians announced that outfielder Nyjer Morgan suffered a Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) sprain while he chased after a double by Toronto’s Adam Lind on Wednesday, May 14th. In an awkward half dive half tumble attempt to catch the ball, he fell while in motion...
The Cleveland Indians (19-22) sent backup outfielder Nyjer Morgan to the 15-day DL with a sprained right knee but expect that Michael Brantley's sore back will not keep him out of left field for more than a couple of days, reports Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Both players left Wednesday's game with injuries. The team called up prospect Jesus Aguilar, who made his debut...
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled first baseman Jesus Aguilar from Triple-A Columbus and placed outfielder Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day Disabled List with a right knee sprain.
Aguilar, 23, has spent the entire year to date with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, hitting .298 (39-131) with 8 doubles, 7 home runs and 19 RBI in 37 games (.395 OBP, .519 SLG, .914...
The Indians have placed Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list after he sprained his right knee during Wednesday's win against Toronto. To take Morgan's placed, infielder Jesus Aguilar has been called up from Triple-A Columbus.
Morgan was injured during the fifth inning when he was trying to make a play on a double by Toronto's Adam Lind. He was removed an inning later...
The Cleveland Indians (19-21) don't have the luxury of an off-day to decide how they'll configure their coutfield after Wednesday's 15-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays (20-21). They meet the same team tonight with questions about starting left fielder Michael Brantley and his replacement, Nyjer Morgan, both of whom exited in the fifth inning with injuries. Jordan...
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TORONTO (AP) -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley left Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning with a sore back.
Brantley went 1 for 3 with a double and scored a run before leaving with tightness in the middle of his back.
Nyjer Morgan replaced Brantley in left field in the bottom of the fifth, but wasn't in the game for long,...
Cleveland Indians outfielder Nyjer Morgan is one of the more colorful players in baseball, gaining fame in 2011 with his Tony Plush alter ego in Milwaukee. After an awful year with the Brewers in 2012, Morgan spent 2013 in Japan before making it back to MLB this year with the Indians.
After his three-hit game on Sunday helped Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 6-5, Morgan was interviewed by...
Not a lot needs to be said here to set this clip up. The Tribe’s Nyjer Morgan had three hits including a home run in Sunday’s 6-5 win in Tampa. He was the postgame guest with the Indians radio team of Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, Mr. Tony Plush. WOO WOO!!!!
We spend all Spring Training talking about positional battles and roster decisions like they will be permanent, but it continues throughout the season. The most recent of these has come to the surface during the past week as Nyjer Morgan, who has replaced Michael Bourn in center field while he missed time with injury, has surpassed the starter both offensively and defensively.
Nyjer Morgan is back in the big leagues, and that is great news for all of us. The outfielder also known as Tony Plush was recalled by the Cleveland Indians last week to fill in for Michael Bourn. He has been playing sporadically since being recalled, and he got in a full game on Sunday […]
When Nyjer Morgan has a standout performance, you should expect unmatched exuberance afterward.
Sunday was no letdown.
Morgan went 3-for-4, hitting his first home run of the season in the eighth inning.
That was cause for celebration and a postgame radio interview with Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus full of loud noises and lots of laughs.
The "Plushdamentals" of having fun.
Heart and hustle can get a ballplayer a long way in the game of baseball. Nyjer Morgan and Josh Tomlin used the hustle to give the Indians the lead and the new-look bullpen might have created a heart attack before ... Read More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Josh Tomlin won
his second straight start, Nyjer Morgan and Michael Bourn both drove in
two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on
Tomlin (2-0), who pitched just once in
the big leagues last season after right elbow surgery in 2012, allowed
two runs and six hits over six innings in his second outing this year....
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Josh Tomlin won his second straight start, Nyjer Morgan and Michael Bourn both drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday.
Tomlin (2-0), who pitched just once in the big leagues last season after right elbow surgery in 2012, allowed two runs and six hits over six innings in his second outing this year.
Morgan had an RBI...
Player of the Game
Nyjer Morgan has been a solid back-up for Michael Bourn this season, but today it brought it to another level. He played left field for the first time this season and was fine defensively, but was really special with the bat. He went 3-4 with two RBI and three runs, but there is more to Morgan’s game than pure stats. A couple events will be explained in further...
Once Nyjer Morgan's feet stabilized on the ground, he started to tilt his upper body forward.
He wanted to take a bow.
He quickly stopped himself. After his leaping catch against the 19-foot-high wall, he instead pointed his left pinky at Danny Salazar and spit some tobacco on the ground.
Tony Plush wants to escape.
You can hear it when Morgan growls or his voice deepens...
Nyjer Morgan of the Cleveland Indians earns our MLB Play Of The Day for May 7th, 2014. Josmil Pinto scorched a ball to to left centerfield. Against most center-fielders that probably would have been at least a double. But, this is Nyjer Morgan we are talking about.
The post MLB Play Of The Day: Nyjer Morgan’s Leaping Grab appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Aj Henneberger.
Nyjer Morgan may be reaching the end of his career, but he seems to always find his way back into the spotlight. Morgan has been given an opportunity with the Cleveland Indians after being called up from AAA. In this video he tries to show he still has the legs to bunt for a hit. He may still have the legs, but not the balance. Check out the hilarious video below.
The post Nyjer...
It was tough to see the Indians blow their game yesterday, but it was a fun one to watch most of the day. The Indians were winning and, of course, Nyjer Morgan’s stumble down the first base line provided plenty of laughs. You gotta love this guy. He falls down, thankfully didn’t get hurt and kind of laughed at himself the entire way back to the dugout.
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As injuries amount and the rotation is being molded, the Cleveland Indians made another move on Sunday, recalling outfielder Nyjer Morgan from Columbus while optioning reliever Nick Hagadone down Interstate 71.
Prior to being sent down to make room for Jason Giambi, Morgan was on fire at the top of the Indians’ lineup, hitting .348 with three stolen bases and four runs scored...
CLEVELAND -- With the possibility of being down to only one bench player, the Indians had to make a roster move before Sunday's game against the White Sox.
The Indians recalled outfielder Nyjer Morgan from Columbus and optioned pitcher Nick Hagadone. Morgan will bat leadoff today after Michael Bourn tweaked his left hamstring during the third inning of Saturday's game.
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...