The Acereros de Monclova have acquired former Vernon Vipers
defenceman Nyjer Morgan.
Acereros de Monclova (English: Monclova Steelers) are a Mexican Baseball League team that plays in the Zona Norte (Northern Division) of the Mexican League.
Morgan played last fall-winter with the Caracas Lions (English: Caracas Lions) & the Puebla Pericos (English: Puebla Parakeets).
The Caracas Lions (English: Caracas Lions) is a Venezuelan baseball team that currently plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. The Puebla Pericos (English: Puebla Parakeets) is a Mexican Baseball League team that is a member of the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol. A professional baseball league based in Mexico. It is a Class Triple-A league in organized Minor League Baseball, one grade below Major League Baseball (MLB).
Morgan was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 33rd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. On September 1st 2007 Morgan made his major league debut for the Pirates against the Milwaukee Brewers as a late-season call-up. On June 30 2009 Morgan was traded to the Washington Nationals along with pitcher Sean Burnett in exchange for outfielder Lastings Milledge and pitcher Joel Hanrahan. On March 27 2011 Morgan was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for prospect Cutter Dykstra (son of baseball player Lenny Dykstra). After playing for three MLB teams, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Washington Morgan elected free agency played the 2013 season in Japan with the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Yokohama DeNa BayStars. Morgan would return to the Majors in 2014 where he played with the Cleveland Indians. After just playing in 15 games spending most of his time with the Tribe on the DL Morgan was released on August 5th 2014 before heading to South Korea in 2014.
Morgan attended the Vernon Vipers Training camp in 1996. Morgan played as an affiliated player "AP" as a 16 year old with the Vipers during the (1996-1997) season while playing with the KIJHL North Okanagan Kings.
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This was posted on the Steelers website:
Steelers announce 4 foreign reinforcements!
Monday, February 20, 2017
With the incorporation of these 4 foreign elements, Steelers of Monclova confirms its intention to be serious contender in the fight for the 2017 title of the Mexican League of Baseball. The sports management continues to work on the rest of the imported cast in addition to the movements of Mexican players that round the roster of the team Acerero.
Monclova, Coahuila. Steelers Press, February 20. Speed in the upper part of the lineup and coverage in the gardens, power in the middle of the batting order and defensive solidity in the initial, in addition to safety in the bullpen, what Steelers of Monclova announces with the arrival of 4 stellar imported; All of them of proven quality in Liga Mexicana besides ample land route in Major Leagues of the United States.
NYGER MORGAN: 7 seasons in the best baseball in the world, plus good performances in the strong leagues of Japan and Korea were the main letter of introduction with which the patrolman reached Mexican baseball last year batting .306 with 11 homers and 58 Produced; 113 hits (25 doubles) and 22 steals.
Signed for professional baseball by Pittsburgh Pirates, it can cover any meadow in the gardens; In Major League Baseball, came to have seasons above .300 thousand batting and more than 40 steals.