Nyjer Morgan signs with Yokohama BayStars

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Plush is headed to Japan on a one-year deal.

Former Pirates, Nationals, and Brewers' outfielder Nyjer Morgan has signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Yokohama BayStars of the Japanese Pacific League, per the Associated Press:

Free-agent outfielder Nyjer Morgan has signed with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Japan's Central League.

The team says the 32-year-old Morgan will join the BayStars on a one-year-deal worth $1.6 million.

Morgan was a polarizing figure in his six big-league seasons, his off-the-field personality -- as his eccentric alter-ego T. Plush -- often endearing him to fans early on but then wearing thin over time as his on-field performance underwhelmed.

Traded away by the Nats prior to the 2011 season, Morgan found success in his first year with Milwaukee, helping lead the Brew Crew to the NLCS by hitting .304/.357/.421 with 30 extra-base hits during the regular season. Things did not go quite as well for Morgan last year, as he batted just .239/.302/.308 in 122 games and was outrighted to Triple-A following the season.

Morgan made $2.35 million in his final year with the Brewers so will take a bit of a pay cut to go to Japan, but it is unlikely he would have received that kind of guaranteed money or even a major-league contract from any MLB club.

Mlbdd-twitter-insert_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker