Outfielder Nyjer Morgan prefers return to MLB over Japan play

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Yokohama DeNa BayStars outfielder Nyjer Morgan is pursuing jobs in Major League Baseball along with a possible return to Japan.

Jonathan Maurer, one of Morgan’s new agents under Team One and Millennium Sports group, said that six to eight clubs that expressed interest in signing the outfielder.

“Japan was a great experience for Nyjer and he would still enjoy playing there, but he’s had a great deal of success in the States and would love to come back here as well,” Maurer said.

Morgan, 33, is a .280 career hitter with 117 stolen bases in parts of six seasons with Pittsburgh, Washington and Milwaukee.

He hit .294 with 11 home runs in 108 games with Yokohama in Japan’s Central League in 2013.

Morgan, who created an alter ego named “Tony Plush,” made headlines with his exuberant lingo and an aggressive style of play.

He attracted more than 70,000 followers on Twitter, was the inspiration for a faux Twitter account called “Not Tony Plush,” and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with Milwaukee teammates Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder.

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