"He was really concerned about the external perception of what Nyjer was and Tony Plush was. [Manager Terry Francona] was great. He said, 'We love you for exactly who you are, the guy that you've been in camp.' That was actually the message to him today: Be that same guy. Go about your business the same way. Be the player you've been. Maintain that same energy level. That's the guy we liked and ultimately earned a spot on our team."
--Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, on Nyjer Morgan