Sunday, February 25, 2007

Nyjer Morgan Profile Piece

Over at, Dawn Klemish writes a nice piece on Bucs minor league outfielder Nyjer Morgan. Among the most interesting parts of the story included Morgan playing major junior hockey in Canada before finally settling on baseball as a career.

Morgan is a speed guy, who could potentially steal 40 or 50 bases a year in the bigs, if he can get there. He has 164 career stolen bases in 383 career minor league games.

In his four years in the Minors, Morgan has hit a combined .291 (431-for-1481) with 48 doubles, 22 triples, five homers and 120 RBIs.

In other news:
-Xavier Nady is being checked for a chronic health problem that has some history in his family.
-Andrew McCutchen was back in camp Saturday after missing two days
-Jonah Bayliss and Javier Guzman are still not participating in full team drills due to injuries
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