Morgan a baseball free agent played last season with the South Korean Hanwha Eagles. Morgan signed with the Eagles on December 12th 2014 was kicked out of the Eagles preseason baseball camp in February 2015 before returning to the ball club on a later date. Morgan was released after playing in just ten games.
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 last season.
Morgan attended the Vernon Vipers Training camp in 1996-97. 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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MLB’s Nyjer Morgan (aka Tony Plush) Selling Florida Home
By Claudine Zap
October 23, 2015
Former MLB outfielder Nyjer Morgan is letting go of his Pembroke Pines, FL, home for $1.2 million. The luxury home is listed by Connie Cabral with BHHS Florida Realty.
The free agent known for his catchphrases and his spectacular fielding likely has no more need for a
Morgan is leaving behind a sleek waterfront home measuring 4,410 square feet. The five-bedroom
home features “state of the art technology,” including surveillance cameras and surround sound, according to the listing.
The modern kitchen features Brazilian countertops, a wine cooler, and a butler’s pantry. The oversized master suite has a sitting area, his-and-her marble baths, and jetted tubs. There’s also a guest suite with a separate entrance. Outside, there’s a kitchen, putting green, and pool.
Most likely, his fans will continue to follow his quirky career wherever it leads. Known for his on-field antics, the fan favorite made his MLB debut in 2007 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his heyday in Milwaukee with the Brewers, the offbeat outfielder became known for his alter ego, Tony Plush. The 35-year-old created a Twitter account for his on-field personality and at one point reportedly had over 70,000 followers.