ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 13: Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after he scored on a RBI single by Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the top of the fifth inning agains the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 13, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Nyjer Morgan to a one-year deal and avoid abritration, according to Tom Haudricourt and Adam McCalvy via twitter. McCalvy reports the deal is for $2.35 million.
Morgan, 31, enters his 6th season in the Majors. He was something of a phenom (at least according to my terrible fantasy teams from earlier this century) with the Pirates, but was traded to the Nationals along with Sean Burnett in exchange for Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan (who signed earlier today). Last season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Cutter Dykstra.
Despite some questionable antics on the field and on twitter, Morgan is a decent hitter, posting a .288 / .347 / .374 career line. It strikes me that that twitter antics should have nothing to do with his talent, but anyone that saw his little walking-off-the-field-incident thing might connect the two.*
- Twitter / @AdamMcCalvy - "Brewers and Nyjer Morgan have agreed to a 1-year deal, avoiding arbitration."
- Twitter / @Haudricourt - "Brewers reach agreement on 1-year deal with CF Nyjer Morgan, avoiding arbitration."
Twitter / @AdamMcCalvy - "Brewers, outfielder Nyjer Morgan settle at $2.35 million"
*Picture chosen to convey anger, perpetuating media stereotype of angry player.