Nyjer Morgan

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  • CF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 5' 10"/180

Nyjer Morgan MLB Career Stats

.282 12 136 120 .708

Nyjer Morgan Bio

  • Full Name: Nyjer Jamid Morgan
  • Nickname: Tony Plush
  • Born: 7/2/1980 in San Francisco, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Pittsburgh Pirates, 33rd rd. (973rd overall)
  • College: Walla Walla CC, WA
  • Debut: September 1, 2007
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/14/2014
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MLB Career Stats 1953 288 550 12 136 120 .282 .343 .708


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Nyjer Morgan Awards

AFL Player of the Week

Week Team League
11/12/2007 Phoenix AFL

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lynchburg CAR

HWB Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Honolulu HWB

Nyjer Morgan Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2009 .307 10th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2009 42 2nd in NL
2010 34 3rd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2009 .369 24th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2009 7 13th in NL
2010 7 8th in NL
2011 6 12th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2009 17 1st in NL
2010 17 1st in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2009 9 16th in NL
2010 10 6th in NL
2011 14 3rd in NL

Nyjer Morgan Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 5, 2014 Cleveland Indians released CF Nyjer Morgan.
May 22, 2014 Cleveland Indians transferred CF Nyjer Morgan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right knee sprain.
May 15, 2014 Cleveland Indians placed CF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list. Right knee sprain.
May 4, 2014 Cleveland Indians recalled CF Nyjer Morgan from Columbus Clippers.
April 15, 2014 Cleveland Indians optioned CF Nyjer Morgan to Columbus Clippers.
March 30, 2014 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Nyjer Morgan from Columbus Clippers.
January 16, 2014 Cleveland Indians signed free agent CF Nyjer Morgan to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 16, 2014 CF Nyjer Morgan assigned to Columbus Clippers.
November 1, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers sent Nyjer Morgan outright to Nashville Sounds.
May 27, 2011 Nyjer Morgan roster status changed by Milwaukee Brewers.
May 6, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers placed RF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list. Broken middle finger on his left hand.
May 3, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers activated RF Nyjer Morgan from the 15-day disabled list.
April 29, 2011 sent CF Nyjer Morgan on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.
April 21, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers placed RF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18, 2011. Deep thigh bruise.
March 27, 2011 Washington Nationals Traded CF Nyjer Morgan to Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Traded DH Cutter Dykstra to Potomac Nationals.
August 19, 2010 Nyjer Morgan roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
August 17, 2010 Hagerstown Suns sent CF Nyjer Morgan on a rehab assignment to Harrisburg Senators.
August 16, 2010 CF Nyjer Morgan assigned to Hagerstown Suns.
August 15, 2010 sent CF Nyjer Morgan on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
August 6, 2010 Washington Nationals placed CF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 4, 2010. Sore right hip.
October 13, 2009 Washington Nationals activated CF Nyjer Morgan from the 15-day disabled list.
August 28, 2009 Washington Nationals placed CF Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured left hand.
June 30, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates traded CF Nyjer Morgan and LHP Sean Burnett to Washington Nationals for RHP Joel Hanrahan and LF Lastings Milledge.

Nyjer Jamid Morgan Bio Info

Full name NYJER JAMID MORGAN...Married, Lizzette...Has one daughter, Jaylah...Pronounced NIGH-juhr...Left his home in California at the age of 16 to play four years of junior hockey in Canada from 1996-2000, including a stint at the major junior level with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League...Following his hockey experience in Canada played two seasons (2001-02) of baseball at Walla Walla (WA) Community College...Attended high schools in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada...Is an avid fan of the San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors...Enjoys fantasy football, fantasy basketball, fishing, hiking and agriculture...Also known as "Tony Plush," a nickname he adopted with his friends in San Jose...Is an active member of the Options For Life Foundation, whose mission is to provide resources for alternative and complimentary medicine to those facing life threatening disease...During time with Brewers was active with PETA and the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin....On Twitter (@TheRealToneP).


Signed with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan's Central League on January 24 after being taken off Milwaukee's 40-man roster on November 1, 2013 and declaring free agency the following day...Appeared in 108 games for Yokohama including 71 in center, 24 in right and 1 game in left...Hit 11HR after homering 11 times in the big leagues from 2007-12.


Final season in Milwaukee, appeared in 122 games, including 66 starts (48g in CF, 14g in RF, 4g in LF, 0 errors)...Did not record his first RBI of the season until his 139th plate appearance, a new Major League record to start a season (Herb Adams, 125, 1950 White Sox).

2011 Was acquired from Washington in exchange for INF Cutter Dykstra and cash on 3/27...Batted .304 with 4 HR, 37 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 119 games with Milwaukee...Made 90 starts (84g in CF, 5g in RF, 1g in LF)...Missed 29 games due to a pair of stints on the disabled list...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 4/21-5/2 with a right quadriceps contusion, retroactive to 4/18.....suffered the injury while running into the catcher on 4/13 at Pittsburgh...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/6-5/26 with a fractured left middle finger.....suffered the injury on a bunt on 5/5 at Atlanta...Had an 11-game hitting streak from 7/8-7/21 (15-41, .366, 5rbi) and a career-high 12-game hitting streak from 7/27-8/11 (17-51, .333, 4rbi)...Produced a 2-out RBI-double in the ninth inning on 6/8 vs. New York-NL to give the Brewers a 7-6 victory.....was the first walkoff hit of his career.....also had a walkoff sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on 8/14 vs. Pittsburgh to give the Brewers a 2-1 win...Celebrated his 31st birthday with a career-high 4 RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 comeback win on 7/2 at Minnesota.....came within a single of hitting for the cycle as he went 3-for-5 with 3R, a double, triple and home run to help the team erase a 7-0 deficit...Notched his 100th career stolen base in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 8/22 at Pittsburgh...Tied his career high (5x) with 4 hits in an 11-4 win on 8/23 at Pittsburgh, going 4-for-6 with 2R, a double and 2 RBI...Batted .179 (5-for-28) with 3 RBI in 10 games during the postseason...Propelled the Brewers into the NLCS with a walkoff RBI-single in the 10th inning of Game 5 of the NLDS vs. Arizona on 10/7, giving the team a 3-2 clinching victory...Signed a 1-year contract on 1/16/12, avoiding arbitration. 2010 In first complete season as an everyday player, hit .253, posted a .319 OBP and swiped 34 bags (tied 3rd in NL) for Washington...legged out a career-high 17 doubles...was caught stealing 17 times, the 2nd-highest total in MLB behind only CWS's Juan Pierre (18)...also ranked among NL leaders in bunt hits (tied first, 11), sacrifice hits (3rd, 15), HBP (tied 6th, 10) and infield hits (tied 9th, 22)...went 3-for-4 and scored team season-best 4 runs in a 14-4 win on May 31 at HOU...posted 4 hits, a double, one RBI, scored 3 runs and made a gravity-defying over-the-wall catch of a wouldbe Corey Patterson home run on June 25 at BAL...swiped 3 bases in a 7-1 win on July 22 at CIN to set a Nationals (2005-present) single-game record...also became the first DC-based big leaguer to swipe 3 bags in a game since Ken Hamlin did just that in the nightcap of a July 15, 1962 twinbill at LAA...with 20, became the 2nd National ('05-pres) to swipe 20 bags prior to All-Star break, joining Alfonso Soriano (20 in '06)...paced MLB with 11 stolen bases in July... from Sept. 17-24, served an 8-game suspension levied by MLB for 3 separate incidents during week of Aug. 21-28. 2009 Was acquired by Nationals on June 30 in season-altering trade that significantly shored up Washington's faulty defensive... provided spark at top of Nationals' lineup after joining the Nationals from PIT in a 4-player trade on June 30... despite missing the season's final 5 weeks with a broken left hand, finished among NL leaders with 42 stolen bases (2nd), 14 bunt hits (tied for 2nd), 16 three-hit games (tied for 5th) and .307 batting average (tied for 10th)...13 outfield assists ranked 3rd in NL and tied for 4th in MLB...in 49 contests with Washington, batted .351 with 35 runs scored, 9 doubles, 2 triples, one home run, 12 RBI and 24 stolen bases...posted multi-hit efforts in 21 of 46 starts...while healthy, from July 3 through Aug. 27, the Nationals team ranked among NL leaders with 257 runs (2nd), 35 stolen bases (3rd), .276 batting average (4th) and .347 on-base percentage (5th)...swiped 2 bags 8 times...14 stolen bases in July to set a Nationals (2005-present) record for stolen bases in a single calendar month...bested Felipe Lopez's former mark of 11, set in September '06...hit .388 in July to rank 3rd in MLB...with 40 July safeties, set a Nationals ('05-pres.) mark for hits in the month of July and matched a Nationals' record for hits in any single calendar month...Cristian Guzman (June '08) and Ryan Zimmerman (May '09) are the only other Nationals to post 40 hits in a month...batted .344 against right-handed pitching...suffered season-ending injury on August 27 at CHI, when he broke his left hand sliding safely into 3rd base on a stolen base attempt in the first inning...led off the game with a walk then stole 2nd base and 3rd base and scored...surgery on left hand (3rd metacarpal) performed by Dr. Thomas Graham on August 29 in Baltimore.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Went 3-for-4 with walk, triple, RBI and 2 stolen bases, April 11 at CIN...matched career high with 4 hits, June 20 at COL...went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a 5-3 win, July 5 vs. ATL...notched 4 hits (matching career best, 3rd time) in a 13-1 win vs. SDP, July 25...hit 2nd career first-inning leadoff homer to trigger an 8-3 win, July 28 at MIL...finished same game with career-high 3 RBI...recorded career-best 9 putouts as center fielder, August 6 vs. FLA.
2008 Split season between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, where he ranked second in the International League in stolen bases...Was on Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster...Doubled in first at bat as a pinch hitter on Opening Day in Atlanta. ...Made two starts in the month of April (4/6 at Florida and 4/11 vs. Cincinnati)...Went 1-for-5 with two runs scored in first start on 4/6 at Florida...Snapped 0-for-14 streak with single as a pinch hitter on 5/4 at Washington...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 5/8 and went hitless in his first 18 at bats before singling in first at bat on 5/13...Hit safely in five of his six games between 5/13-17, going 8-for-17 (.471) with four multi-hit efforts...Tallied first RBI with Indy on 5/17 at Louisville...Had six-game hitting streak from 6/6-12 (9-for-24, .375)...Was successful in nine straight stolen base attempts between 6/10-17. ...Swiped two bases in three straight games from 6/12-14...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/20 and made first career start in right field that night vs. Toronto (went 0-for-5 at the plate)...Went hitless in first six at bats after recall; snapped hitless streak with a two-run double while playing last two innings in left field on 6/24 vs. New York (AL)...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 6/28...Hit safely in 17 straight Triple-A games from 6/17 thru 7/17, going 25-for-72 (.347) with 15 runs scored...Batted .300 (33-for-110) and swiped 13 bases in 16 attempts in 27 games during the month of July...Homered on 8/8 at Rochester - his first long ball since 9/25/07 while playing with Pittsburgh...Swiped five bases on 8/15 vs. Durham - the five steals tied a team record set by Robert Fausett on May 14, 1936...Hit .339 (58-for-171) with 13 extra-base hits, 23 RBI, 36 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in final 43 Triple-A games from 7/1 thru 8/17...Also batted .326 (78-for-239) against right-handed pitchers and .217 (18-for-83) against southpaws while playing with Indianapolis...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/19 when Doug Mientkiewicz was placed on the bereavement list; started in center field that night in St. Louis and went 0-for-4 with a walk...Produced three straight multi-hit games from 8/22-24 and went 11-for-22 in six games from 8/20-26, raising average with Pittsburgh from .130 to .250...Made first career start in left field on 8/26 vs. Chicago (NL) and banged out three hits...Had six straight multi-hit games from 9/12-18, going 13-for-28 (.464) and scoring eight runs...Had career-high four hits on 9/23 at Milwaukee and tied career high with two RBI...Committed only error (fielding) with Pirates while playing left field on 9/23...Suffered a strained left hamstring while beating out an infield hit in his first at bat on 9/25 at Milwaukee and was done for the season...Reached base safely in 25 of his 27 starts after recall on 8/19, going 41-for-112 (.366) with 20 runs scored; his overall average of .347 from 8/19 thru the end of the season was the 10th-highest in the National League...Ranked ninth among N.L. players with a .354 average in September. 2007 Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis and went 4-for-5 in first game on 4/5 vs. Columbus...Reached base safely in 15 of his first 18 games and was hitting .358 following the action on 4/27...Swiped 13 bases in 15 attempts in April while batting .308...Hit safely in each of his first five games in May and in seven of his first eight (11-for-33, .333)...Was leading the International League with 22 stolen bases when he suffered a dislocated left thumb on 5/13 vs. Ottawa...Was on the disabled list from 5/15 thru 8/23...Went 4-for-13 during a four-game rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates from 8/18-22...Hit an inside-thepark home run on 8/20 vs. GCL Red Sox...Returned to Indianapolis on 8/24 and hit safely in seven of his last nine games with the Indians...Made 33 appearances in center field and nine in left field while playing with Indy...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/1 and singled off Matt Wise in Milwaukee that night in first major league plate appearance...Hit safely in each of his first three games with the Pirates, going 4-for-9 with two walks and three runs scored...Collected first big-league RBI on 9/4 at St. Louis...Committed lone error with Pittsburgh on 9/8 vs. Chicago (NL)...Had two RBI on 9/9 vs. Chicago and made great diving catch in right-center field to rob Aramis Ramirez of a hit...Was also caught stealing in first attempt on 9/9; over slid second base...Picked up first of two assists on 9/11 vs. Milwaukee...Made "Willie Mays" style catch in deep center field to rob Ty Wigginton of extra bases on 9/14 at Houston. ...Collected first major league triple on 9/15 at Houston...Swiped two bases on 9/19 at San Diego and also picked up second assist in the contest...Tripled in back-to-back games on 9/19-20...Connected off Milwaukee's Doug Davis for first major league home run on 9/25 - a leadoff shot at PNC Park...Reached base safely in 19 of his last 20 games and in 22 of his 25 starts in center field with the Pirates...Ended the season with an 11-game hitting streak, going 18-for-44 (.409) with seven multi-hit contests...Had four infield hits, including three bunt base hits, with the Pirates...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and batted .258 (24-for-93) with a homer, nine RBI and a team-leading 10 stolen bases in 24 games with league-champion Phoenix. 2006 Was the starting center fielder for the Carolina League in mid-season All-Star Game...Split season between Lynchburg (A) and Altoona (AA) and combined to hit .304 with 13 doubles, eight triples, one home run, 32 RBI and 59 stolen bases in 117 games. ...Established minor league career highs in hits, triples and stolen bases...Ranked second behind Pedro Powell (63) among all Bucco farmhands in stolen bases and third in batting...Finished eighth among all minor league players in stolen bases...Ranked second in Carolina League in stolen bases despite being promoted to Altoona in late June...Began season with Lynchburg and hit safely in 21 straight games from 4/24 thru 5/29, going 30-for-80 (.375) with nine multi-hit games; the streak is the second-longest in Hillcats history behind Josh Bonifay's 22-game streak in 2002...Swiped three bases on 4/15 vs. Frederick...Batted .371 (23-for-62) in 17 games during the month of May, the fourth-highest mark in the Carolina League...Went 10-for-28 (.357) during six-game hitting streak from 6/4-8...Recorded three stolen bases on 6/6 at Myrtle Beach...Had a career-high four stolen bases on 6/24 vs. Myrtle Beach...Went 0-for-3 in mid-season All-Star Game, played on 6/27...Made all 61 defensive appearances with Lynchburg in center field. ...Was promoted to Altoona on 6/29...Finished tied with Vic Buttler for team lead in stolen bases despite playing in only 56 games. ...Made 37 starts in left field, 15 in center field and two in right field for the Curve...Went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored on 7/3 vs. Akron...Produced his second four-hit game with Altoona on 8/18 vs. Harrisburg...Hit .484 (15-for-31) during an eight-game streak from 8/14-21...Hit lone home run on 8/24 at Harrisburg, snapping streak of 177 consecutive games without a long ball (previous homer came on 8/30/04)...Batted .375 (21-for-56) over his final 15 games before suffering a season-ending right hamstring injury on 8/27 at Harrisburg...Missed the Eastern League playoffs due to injury...Participated in the Hawaiian Winter League and hit .294 (35-for-119) with five triples, one homer and 20 stolen bases in 32 games with Honolulu Sharks. 2005 Missed first half of the season with a shoulder injury and joined Lynchburg on 6/20...Finished fourth in the Carolina League in stolen bases...Hit safely in nine consecutive games from 7/17-25 (14-for-40, .350)...Swiped a Hillcats' season-high three bases on 7/22 vs. Wilmington...Posted season-high 11-game hitting streak from 8/14-28 (18-for-51, .353)...Recorded four, three-hit games during a five-game span from 8/28 to 9/2...Raised final average from .266 to .286 by going 14-for-34 (.412) over his final seven games...Went 3-for-7 in two Carolina League playoff contests. 2004 Spent entire season with South Atlantic League champion Hickory (A)...Set minor league career highs in games, at bats, runs, doubles, home runs and RBI...Ranked second in the league in stolen bases, third in games played and third in at bats...Finished second among all minor league batters in being hit by a pitch and tied for eighth in stolen bases...Ranked second behind Lynchburg's Rajai Davis (57) for the organizational lead in steals...Hit first career home run in the Crawdads' season opener on 4/8 vs. Lake County...Went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBI on 5/7 vs. Lakewood...Was named the South Atlantic League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 5/7-14 after hitting .412 (14-for-34) with 10 runs and seven RBI in 10 games...Recorded a season-high 11-game hitting streak from 7/2-12 (17-for-48, .354)...Went 4-for-6 and scored a season-high four runs on 8/5 at Columbus...Posted a second double-digit hitting streak (10 games) from 8/21-30 (14-for-38, .368)...Produced an inside-the-park home run on 8/30 vs. Kannapolis (game one)...Was successful in each of his last 17 stolen bases attempts...Went 8-for-20 (.400) and scored five runs in four playoff contests to help the Crawdads capture the S.A.L. title...Made all defensive appearances in center field. 2003 Spent first professional season with New York-Penn League champion Williamsport (A)...Established career high in batting...Named to the circuit's post-season All-Star team...Led league in hits while ranking second in stolen bases, batting average and on-base percentage (.439)...Ranked fourth in runs scored...Swiped 18 bases in his first 27 games...Reached base safely in 23 consecutive games from 6/24 to 7/24 (game one)...Named New York-Penn League Player-of-the-Week for week of 7/14-20 after hitting .480 (12-for-25) with eight runs and four RBI in seven games...Hit .333 (30-for-90) in 26 games during the month of July...Batted .403 (29-for-72) during a 17-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/16...Hit .380 (46-for-121) during the month of August, which included a season-high four hits on 8/28 vs. Staten Island. 2002 Signed with Pittsburgh on 7/29 after being selected in the 33rd round of the First-Year Player Draft.