Morgan agrees to deal, avoids arbitration
MILWAUKEE — Look out, Milwaukee: Tony Plush is coming back.
The Milwaukee Brewers and outfielder Nyjer Morgan agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, avoiding an arbitration hearing.
The Brewers acquired Morgan last year at the end of spring training, and he quickly played himself into a starting role. Morgan hit .304 with 20 doubles and 37 RBI in 119 games. In five major league seasons, Morgan is a career .288 hitter with 68 doubles, 24 triples and 114 RBI.
As much as Morgan produced on the field, he was just as memorable off it, too. With his multitude of personalities, including the aforementioned Tony Plush (his "gentleman's" name), Morgan was a fan favorite thanks to his always-entertaining postgame interviews and his enthusiasm for the game.
With Morgan signed, the Brewers have four players still eligible for arbitration: right-handed pitchers Kameron Loe, Shaun Marcum, Francisco Rodriguez and Jose Veras.