Nyjer Morgan Switches Agents, Weighing MLB Return

33-year-old outfielder Nyjer Morgan has switched agents, moving from Turner Gary Sports to Team One and Millenium Sports, according to a report from ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. After a strong campaign in Japan last season, Morgan is entertaining offers from both MLB and Japanese clubs.

Six to eight MLB teams have expressed interest in Morgan, new representative Jonathan Maurer tells Crasnick. Morgan last played in MLB in 2012 with the Brewers, when he posted a .239/.302/.308 line in 322 plate appearances. He does have two seasons with a better-than-.750 OPS (2009 and 2011), however, and has spent most of his career in center field. Last season, playing for the Yokohama Bay Stars, Morgan notched a .294/.361/.434 line over 424 plate appearances, including his first double-digit home run season as a professional.


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  1. Matt Mccarron 1 year ago

    He only has 2-3 slightly above average seasons and hes a cancer in the clubhouse and hes 33. I can’t see him getting a MLB deal. If there is a God, Ruben will stay away from this guy. Amaro is only good at making a good clubhouse, not a good team.

  2. not_brooks 1 year ago

    Is he the guy with the alter ego?

    • Jesus Ortiz 1 year ago

      No that’s Garth Brooks.

    • Lefty_Orioles_Fan 1 year ago

      Actually, if the O’s signed him, he could be the best of the lot we have competing for LF!

  3. casey 1 year ago

    He’ll never make it back to MLB, nobody will want him, another cancer in the club house like Manny. I remember when Chris Carpenter struck him out and he took chew out of his mouth and threw it at Carp…for real? t plush is done in MLB, stay in Japan or wherever you were

    • LayerCake 1 year ago

      So which is it “Six to eight MLB teams have expressed interest in Morgan, new representative Jonathan Maurer tells Crasnick.” or “He’ll never make it back to MLB, nobody will want him” ??

      • David Stephens 1 year ago

        Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

        • NickinIthaca 1 year ago

          No being interested and signing a player are two different things. Being interested and wanting are essentially the same thing when it comes to baseball…

        • AKA_brotherfox 1 year ago

          Do you want four replies?

      • David Stephens 1 year ago

        Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

      • David Stephens 1 year ago

        Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

      • David Stephens 1 year ago

        Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

      • casey 1 year ago

        earlier this offseason 10-15 teams were interested in Drew, he still doesnt have a team…IF tplush lands a job in the MLB, wont last…6-8 teams are interested, so says his agent, but hes also considering Japanese teams…again, who in MLB would want him? CANCER!!

        • Jesus Ortiz 1 year ago

          Thats different drew and scott boras wants too much money.

          • casey 1 year ago

            thats true also…drew stays a red sock, im bettin

    • NickinIthaca 1 year ago

      I always got the vibe that people loved him in his clubhouse – it was other club houses that hated him – a la AJ Pierzynski…

      • Brendan Haglund 1 year ago

        Agreed. HIS team loved him. He brings a ton of energy and is very loyal to his teammates. It’s the other teams that tended to get in spats with him.

        He also extremely popular with his team’s fanbase. If management can get him to stop the fights with opposing players, he’d be a solid asset to any team.

      • AKA_brotherfox 1 year ago

        Players always defend their teammates to the press unless they do something indefensible like shooting somebody. That doesn’t mean they don’t recognize privately that the guy is a clown and an embarrassment.

      • Ray Mitten 1 year ago

        Well he had a fist fight with Jayson Werth in Spring Training 2011. He was not beloved in the Nationals clubhouse when he was dispatched to Milwaukee.

  4. JacobyWanKenobi 1 year ago

    Literally my least favorite athlete in the history of sports.

  5. philly_435 1 year ago

    This has Ruben written all over it. Below average, clubhouse cancer. Amaro will hand him a one year, 1 million dollar deal and think to himself that he got a bargain.

    • johnsilver 1 year ago

      They just got rid of Delmon Young for that very reason. Why would Amaro want to double down on his same mistake?

      • philly_435 1 year ago

        The fact that Young was ever brought in was a terrible move so it wouldn’t surprise me if he goes for round two. Hopefully he has learned

  6. Kevin Wisla 1 year ago

    I bet a lot of clubs will be in on him since hes such a good guy and he definitely went to play in Japan by choice, not because nobody wanted him.

  7. AKA_brotherfox 1 year ago

    Well, if he doesn’t want to play in Japan and no ML team wants him, there’s always the circus.

  8. Michael 1 year ago

    6-8 major league teams are interested? I double-dog dare you to name two.

  9. asianbrave 1 year ago

    The funny thing is that this guy was more of a fan favorite than a
    clubhouse cancer in Japan. I would stay in Japan if I was him rather
    than play less and get hated at the same time.

    I also do not want to see him in a MLB game ever again.

    • Allismileo 1 year ago

      I think a lot of fans in DC were very happy to see him go- but I did hear he was more popular with the Brewers fans.

  10. Joe Valenti 1 year ago

    When has this guy ever been considered a clubhouse cancer? All his issues are with the media and other teams. There have never been reports of Morgan having issues with teammates nor management

    • Ray Mitten 1 year ago

      Check out his history with the Nationals and you’ll find out.

  11. Eslva917 1 year ago

    I bet the Dodgers will sign him.

  12. Dong Brace 1 year ago

    please philly sign him. we could use your enthusiasm!

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