Indians sign Morgan to minor league deal

Cleveland, OH ( - The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Morgan played in Japan last season and batted .294 with 11 homers and 50 runs batted in for Yokohama.

The 33-year-old veteran is a career .280 hitter with 11 homers and 130 RBI in 583 games with Pittsburgh, Washington and Milwaukee from 2007-12. He was second in the National League with 42 stolen bases for the Pirates and Nationals in 2009.

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