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Brewers outright Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A

Morgan's demotion comes after a rough 2012 season.

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The Milwaukee Brewers have outrighted outfielder Nyjer Morgan off of their 40-man roster and assigned him to Triple-A Nashville, the team has announced:

A big part of the Brewers' 2011 playoff run in his inaugural season with Milwaukee, Morgan struggled mightily in his second campaign at Miller Field, seeing fewer and fewer at-bats as the season progressed. The 32-year-old outfielder hit just .239/.302/.308 with three home runs in one hundred twenty-two games this year.

A six-year major league veteran, Morgan is known just as much for his off-the-field alter ego, Tony Plush, as for his actual play. Seen as clubhouse spark by some and a nuisance by others, Morgan is often a polarizing figure among fans and players.

Morgan's assignment to Triple-A Nashville, if he accepts the assignment, will be his first significant stint in the minors since 2008.