Nyjer Morgan, who also goes by Tony Plush, wants to try to make a comeback in the major leagues. According to ESPN,
Outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who attracted a following and agitated opponents through his fast-talking, high-energy alter ego “Tony Plush,” is pursuing jobs in Major League Baseball along with a possible return to Japan after spending the 2013 season with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars, his agent said Saturday.
Morgan, 33, is a .280 career hitter with 117 stolen bases in parts of six seasons with Pittsburgh, Washington and Milwaukee. His most productive season came in 2009, when he hit .307 with 42 steals for the Pirates and Nationals.
It is unknown whether or not Morgan will get his second chance in the majors, but there more than a few teams that are looking at the outfielder.
Jonathan Maurer, one of Morgan’s new agents, said he’s had a dialogue with 6-8 clubs that have 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. “We’ve had interest from teams who see him as a guy who could come in and spell a starter or possibly earn more playing time.”
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