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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34 Comments on "Nyjer Morgan Switches Agents, Weighing MLB Return"


Matt Mccarron
1 year 7 months 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.

not_brooks
1 year 7 months ago

Is he the guy with the alter ego?

Jesus Ortiz
1 year 7 months ago

No that’s Garth Brooks.

NickinIthaca
1 year 7 months ago

Well played…

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
1 year 7 months ago

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

casey
1 year 7 months 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 7 months 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” ??

BananaMonster
1 year 7 months ago

Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

NickinIthaca
1 year 7 months 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 7 months ago

Do you want four replies?

BananaMonster
1 year 7 months ago

Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

BananaMonster
1 year 7 months ago

Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

BananaMonster
1 year 7 months ago

Well being interested and wanting a player are two different things

casey
1 year 7 months 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 7 months ago

Thats different drew and scott boras wants too much money.

casey
1 year 7 months ago

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

NickinIthaca
1 year 7 months 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…

craigcounsellhitsbombs
1 year 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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.

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 7 months ago

Literally my least favorite athlete in the history of sports.

BENT_WOOKIE
1 year 7 months ago

you just made john rocker’s day.

philly_435
1 year 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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

Kevin Wisla
1 year 7 months 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.

AKA_brotherfox
1 year 7 months ago

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

Michael
1 year 7 months ago

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

asianbrave
1 year 7 months 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 7 months 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.

Joe Valenti
1 year 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

Eslva917
1 year 7 months ago

I bet the Dodgers will sign him.

Dong Brace
1 year 7 months ago

please philly sign him. we could use your enthusiasm!