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Korean Baseball Bat Flip of the Year

  There it is, my new favorite Korean Baseball bat flip of the year. If you’re going to launch the bat this far on a three-run bomb, you’re going to get my attention. Just watch. Another view of Choi Jin-haeng’s 3-run home run and bat-flip (watch where the bat lands) pic.twitter.com/TUn0akl0l5 — Dan (@MyKBO) May 14, 2015 Hanwha’s Choi Jin-haeng with the 3-run home...
Via Busted Coverage
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan Resurfaces In South Korea Eating Red Ginseng Candy

This embed is invalid" />   Remember Nyjer Morgan? Of course you do. You remember him for raising hell in Miami, the interviews he gave in Milwaukee and for taunting Giants fans. He’s now 34 and still throwing on the uni to play some ball. He’s in South Korea playing for the Hanwha Eagles. Nyjer is trying to get acclimated to life in South Korea, which means...
Via Busted Coverage
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Former MLB OF Morgan signs deal to play in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal. The Hanwha Eagles said the team was impressed with Morgan's contact ability and base-running skills. The 34-year-old debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 and hit .282 with 120 steals while playing in 598 games for four major league clubs. He...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan signs $700,000 deal with South Korean team

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A South Korean team says it has signed former major league outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a $700,000, one-year deal. The Hanwha Eagles said the team was impressed with Morgan's contact ability and base-running skills. The 34-year-old debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007 and hit .282 with 120 steals while playing in 598 games for four major league clubs...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh, Dickerson, We Hardly Knew Ye

As mentioned in the post game report last night, the Indians have demoted Chris Dickerson in what was a very oddly timed move. Dickerson was originally purchased from the Tigers in July to help with outfield depth after injuries to Michael Bourn and Nyjer Morgan really thinned things out. When he initially joined the club, it seemed like he would never cool down, starting out with...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Remaining Schedule Favorable for the Tribe

If you’re still riding the roller coaster ride that has been the Cleveland Indians season, congratulations on wearing your Cleveland sports pride and pain on your sleeve. After 117 games, the Indians have been a largely underwhelming team. A frantic finish to the 2013 season led the club back to the postseason for the first time since 2007, but offseason rotation and lineup concerns...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Firm of Morgan, Dickerson & Bourn

Earlier this week, the Indians announced the outright release of Nyjer Morgan along with the rehab assignment of Michael Bourn returning from the DL. While the release of Morgan is disappointing as the veteran outfielder brought a surprising amount of energy and ability on both sides of the ball. It was this energetic play that caused his injury in the first place as he decided too...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe releases Nyjer Morgan, recalls Josh Tomlin

Could the Tribe be adding a player via trade or waivers in the near future? Nyjer Morgan, one of the Indians’ early-season feel-good stories was released on Tuesday afternoon amidst a series of moves made by the team’s front office. In addition to activating Morgan from the 60-day disabled list and immediately releasing him, the Indians optioned outfielder Tyler Holt to Columbus...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians release Morgan, call up Tomlin for start

  CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians announced Tuesday the following roster moves: Recalled RHP JOSH TOMLIN from Triple-A Columbus. Optioned OF TYLER HOLT to Triple-A Columbus. Activated OF NYJER MORGAN from 60-day DL and released player. Tomlin begins his second stint with Cleveland for his start tonight against the Cincinnati Reds in Progressive Field. Josh was in the rotation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians get Dickerson in trade

The Indians have acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. Dickerson, who has also been with the Reds and Orioles, has spent the entire season with the Pirates Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis and is eighth in the International League with a .309 batting average. He is third in on-base percentage .407 and fifth in OPS (.886). To...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians acquire outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pirates

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan’s PCL Sprain and Other Injury Updates…

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...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Nyjer Morgan to DL, Jesus Aguilar called up

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 as the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

5/15 Recap: Indians 2 – Blue Jays 4

Tremendous Roster Update: Nyjer Morgan’s single inning of play last night has cost him a couple weeks as his right knee sprain lead to a trip to the 15 Day DL. While this is disappointing, it has lead to the biggest minor league call-up for the Tribe since Danny Salazar. After 79 career home runs and 407 RBI, Jesus Aguilar finally made his Major League debut, starting at DH against...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians recall Aguilar, Morgan to DL

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. Aguilar...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Michael Brantley, Nyjer Morgan exit Wednesday's game with injuries

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 Bastian of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Real Nyjer Morgan Please Stand Up? Despite an Alter Ego, It Seems Like He Already Is

Every baseball team has an identity – while every team is focused on winning, the way in which they approach their goal of winning the World Series varies by organization. Whether a team is all business, a team that has ... Read More
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley, Morgan leave game with injuries

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, suffering...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan’s post-game interview on Sunday was fantastic

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...
Via Awful Announcing
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio: Nyjer Morgan + Tom Hamilton = Radio Gold

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!!!!  
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

An Unexpected Battle: Nyjer Morgan takes on Michael Bourn

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. This...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan had great interview on WTAM after home run (Audio)

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Woop woop! Nyjer Morgan's animated postgame interview with Hammy

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.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe and Tomlin Survive Late Inning Scare; Indians 6, Rays 5

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
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomlin, Morgan key Indians' 6-5 win over Rays

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 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....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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