Full name NYJER JAMID MORGAN...Married, Lizzette...Has one daughter, Jaylah...Pronounced NIGH-juhr...Left his home in California at the age of 16 to play four years of junior hockey in Canada from 1996-2000, including a stint at the major junior level with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League...Following his hockey experience in Canada played two seasons (2001-02) of baseball at Walla Walla (WA) Community College...Attended high schools in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada...Is an avid fan of the San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors...Enjoys fantasy football, fantasy basketball, fishing, hiking and agriculture...Also known as "Tony Plush," a nickname he adopted with his friends in San Jose...Is an active member of the Options For Life Foundation, whose mission is to provide resources for alternative and complimentary medicine to those facing life threatening disease...During time with Brewers was active with PETA and the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin....On Twitter (@TheRealToneP).
Signed with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan's Central League on January 24 after being taken off Milwaukee's 40-man roster on November 1, 2013 and declaring free agency the following day...Appeared in 108 games for Yokohama including 71 in center, 24 in right and 1 game in left...Hit 11HR after homering 11 times in the big leagues from 2007-12.
Final season in Milwaukee, appeared in 122 games, including 66 starts (48g in CF, 14g in RF, 4g in LF, 0 errors)...Did not record his first RBI of the season until his 139th plate appearance, a new Major League record to start a season (Herb Adams, 125, 1950 White Sox).
Was acquired from Washington in exchange for INF Cutter Dykstra and cash on 3/27...Batted .304 with 4 HR, 37 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 119 games with Milwaukee...Made 90 starts (84g in CF, 5g in RF, 1g in LF)...Missed 29 games due to a pair of stints on the disabled list...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 4/21-5/2 with a right quadriceps contusion, retroactive to 4/18.....suffered the injury while running into the catcher on 4/13 at Pittsburgh...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/6-5/26 with a fractured left middle finger.....suffered the injury on a bunt on 5/5 at Atlanta...Had an 11-game hitting streak from 7/8-7/21 (15-41, .366, 5rbi) and a career-high 12-game hitting streak from 7/27-8/11 (17-51, .333, 4rbi)...Produced a 2-out RBI-double in the ninth inning on 6/8 vs. New York-NL to give the Brewers a 7-6 victory.....was the first walkoff hit of his career.....also had a walkoff sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on 8/14 vs. Pittsburgh to give the Brewers a 2-1 win...Celebrated his 31st birthday with a career-high 4 RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 comeback win on 7/2 at Minnesota.....came within a single of hitting for the cycle as he went 3-for-5 with 3R, a double, triple and home run to help the team erase a 7-0 deficit...Notched his 100th career stolen base in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 8/22 at Pittsburgh...Tied his career high (5x) with 4 hits in an 11-4 win on 8/23 at Pittsburgh, going 4-for-6 with 2R, a double and 2 RBI...Batted .179 (5-for-28) with 3 RBI in 10 games during the postseason...Propelled the Brewers into the NLCS with a walkoff RBI-single in the 10th inning of Game 5 of the NLDS vs. Arizona on 10/7, giving the team a 3-2 clinching victory...Signed a 1-year contract on 1/16/12, avoiding arbitration.
In first complete season as an everyday player, hit .253, posted a .319 OBP and swiped 34 bags (tied 3rd in NL) forWashington...legged out a career-high 17 doubles...was caught stealing 17 times, the 2nd-highest total in MLB behindonly CWS's Juan Pierre (18)...also ranked among NL leaders in bunt hits (tied first, 11), sacrifice hits (3rd, 15), HBP(tied 6th, 10) and infield hits (tied 9th, 22)...went 3-for-4 and scored team season-best 4 runs in a 14-4 win on May31 at HOU...posted 4 hits, a double, one RBI, scored 3 runs and made a gravity-defying over-the-wall catch of a wouldbeCorey Patterson home run on June 25 at BAL...swiped 3 bases in a 7-1 win on July 22 at CIN to set a Nationals(2005-present) single-game record...also became the first DC-based big leaguer to swipe 3 bags in a game since KenHamlin did just that in the nightcap of a July 15, 1962 twinbill at LAA...with 20, became the 2nd National ('05-pres)to swipe 20 bags prior to All-Star break, joining Alfonso Soriano (20 in '06)...paced MLB with 11 stolen bases in July...from Sept. 17-24, served an 8-game suspension levied by MLB for 3 separate incidents during week of Aug. 21-28.
Was acquired by Nationals on June 30 in season-altering trade that significantly shored up Washington's faulty defensive...provided spark at top of Nationals' lineup after joining the Nationals from PIT in a 4-player trade on June 30...despite missing the season's final 5 weeks with a broken left hand, finished among NL leaders with 42 stolen bases(2nd), 14 bunt hits (tied for 2nd), 16 three-hit games (tied for 5th) and .307 batting average (tied for 10th)...13 outfieldassists ranked 3rd in NL and tied for 4th in MLB...in 49 contests with Washington, batted .351 with 35 runs scored, 9doubles, 2 triples, one home run, 12 RBI and 24 stolen bases...posted multi-hit efforts in 21 of 46 starts...while healthy,from July 3 through Aug. 27, the Nationals team ranked among NL leaders with 257 runs (2nd), 35 stolen bases (3rd),.276 batting average (4th) and .347 on-base percentage (5th)...swiped 2 bags 8 times...14 stolen bases in July to seta Nationals (2005-present) record for stolen bases in a single calendar month...bested Felipe Lopez's former mark of11, set in September '06...hit .388 in July to rank 3rd in MLB...with 40 July safeties, set a Nationals ('05-pres.) markfor hits in the month of July and matched a Nationals' record for hits in any single calendar month...Cristian Guzman(June '08) and Ryan Zimmerman (May '09) are the only other Nationals to post 40 hits in a month...batted .344 againstright-handed pitching...suffered season-ending injury on August 27 at CHI, when he broke his left hand sliding safelyinto 3rd base on a stolen base attempt in the first inning...led off the game with a walk then stole 2nd base and 3rd baseand scored...surgery on left hand (3rd metacarpal) performed by Dr. Thomas Graham on August 29 in Baltimore.Game-By-Game Highlights:
Went 3-for-4 with walk, triple, RBI and 2 stolen bases, April 11 at CIN...matched careerhigh with 4 hits, June 20 at COL...went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a 5-3win, July 5 vs. ATL...notched 4 hits (matching career best, 3rd time) in a 13-1 win vs. SDP, July 25...hit 2nd careerfirst-inning leadoff homer to trigger an 8-3 win, July 28 at MIL...finished same game with career-high 3 RBI...recordedcareer-best 9 putouts as center fielder, August 6 vs. FLA.
Split season between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, where he ranked second in the InternationalLeague in stolen bases...Was on Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster...Doubled in first at bat as a pinch hitter on Opening Day in Atlanta....Made two starts in the month of April (4/6 at Florida and 4/11 vs. Cincinnati)...Went 1-for-5 with two runs scored in first start on4/6 at Florida...Snapped 0-for-14 streak with single as a pinch hitter on 5/4 at Washington...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 5/8and went hitless in his first 18 at bats before singling in first at bat on 5/13...Hit safely infive of his six games between 5/13-17, going 8-for-17 (.471) with four multi-hit efforts...Talliedfirst RBI with Indy on 5/17 at Louisville...Had six-game hitting streak from 6/6-12 (9-for-24,.375)...Was successful in nine straight stolen base attempts between 6/10-17. ...Swiped twobases in three straight games from 6/12-14...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/20 and madefirst career start in right field that night vs. Toronto (went 0-for-5 at the plate)...Went hitlessin first six at bats after recall; snapped hitless streak with a two-run double while playing lasttwo innings in left field on 6/24 vs. New York (AL)...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on6/28...Hit safely in 17 straight Triple-A games from 6/17 thru 7/17, going 25-for-72 (.347)with 15 runs scored...Batted .300 (33-for-110) and swiped 13 bases in 16 attempts in 27 games during the month of July...Homeredon 8/8 at Rochester - his first long ball since 9/25/07 while playing with Pittsburgh...Swiped five bases on 8/15 vs. Durham - thefive steals tied a team record set by Robert Fausett on May 14, 1936...Hit .339 (58-for-171) with 13 extra-base hits, 23 RBI, 36 runsscored and 25 stolen bases in final 43 Triple-A games from 7/1 thru 8/17...Also batted .326 (78-for-239) against right-handed pitchersand .217 (18-for-83) against southpaws while playing with Indianapolis...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/19 when Doug Mientkiewiczwas placed on the bereavement list; started in center field that night in St. Louis and went 0-for-4 with a walk...Produced three straightmulti-hit games from 8/22-24 and went 11-for-22 in six games from 8/20-26, raising average with Pittsburgh from .130 to .250...Madefirst career start in left field on 8/26 vs. Chicago (NL) and banged out three hits...Had six straight multi-hit games from 9/12-18,going 13-for-28 (.464) and scoring eight runs...Had career-high four hits on 9/23 at Milwaukee and tied career high with twoRBI...Committed only error (fielding) with Pirates while playing left field on 9/23...Suffered a strained left hamstring while beatingout an infield hit in his first at bat on 9/25 at Milwaukee and was done for the season...Reached base safely in 25 of his 27 startsafter recall on 8/19, going 41-for-112 (.366) with 20 runs scored; his overall average of .347 from 8/19 thru the end of the seasonwas the 10th-highest in the National League...Ranked ninth among N.L. players with a .354 average in September.
Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis and went 4-for-5 in first game on 4/5 vs. Columbus...Reachedbase safely in 15 of his first 18 games and was hitting .358 following the action on 4/27...Swiped 13 bases in 15 attempts in Aprilwhile batting .308...Hit safely in each of his first five games in May and in seven of his first eight (11-for-33, .333)...Was leadingthe International League with 22 stolen bases when he suffered a dislocated left thumb on 5/13 vs. Ottawa...Was on the disabledlist from 5/15 thru 8/23...Went 4-for-13 during a four-game rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates from 8/18-22...Hit an inside-theparkhome run on 8/20 vs. GCL Red Sox...Returned to Indianapolis on 8/24 and hit safely in seven of his last nine games with theIndians...Made 33 appearances in center field and nine in left field while playing with Indy...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/1 andsingled off Matt Wise in Milwaukee that night in first major league plate appearance...Hit safely in each of his first three games withthe Pirates, going 4-for-9 with two walks and three runs scored...Collected first big-league RBI on 9/4 at St. Louis...Committed loneerror with Pittsburgh on 9/8 vs. Chicago (NL)...Had two RBI on 9/9 vs. Chicago and made great diving catch in right-center field torob Aramis Ramirez of a hit...Was also caught stealing in first attempt on 9/9; over slid second base...Picked up first of two assistson 9/11 vs. Milwaukee...Made "Willie Mays" style catch in deep center field to rob Ty Wigginton of extra bases on 9/14 at Houston....Collected first major league triple on 9/15 at Houston...Swiped two bases on 9/19 at San Diego and also picked up second assistin the contest...Tripled in back-to-back games on 9/19-20...Connected off Milwaukee's Doug Davis for first major league home run on9/25 - a leadoff shot at PNC Park...Reached base safely in 19 of his last 20 games and in 22 of his 25 starts in center field withthe Pirates...Ended the season with an 11-game hitting streak, going 18-for-44 (.409) with seven multi-hit contests...Had four infieldhits, including three bunt base hits, with the Pirates...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and batted .258 (24-for-93) with ahomer, nine RBI and a team-leading 10 stolen bases in 24 games with league-champion Phoenix.
Was the starting center fielder for the Carolina League in mid-season All-Star Game...Split season between Lynchburg (A) and Altoona (AA) and combined to hit .304 with 13 doubles, eight triples, one home run, 32 RBI and 59 stolen bases in 117 games. ...Established minor league career highs in hits, triples and stolen bases...Ranked second behind Pedro Powell (63) among all Bucco farmhands in stolen bases and third in batting...Finished eighth among all minor league players in stolen bases...Ranked second in Carolina League in stolen bases despite being promoted to Altoona in late June...Began season with Lynchburg and hit safely in 21 straight games from 4/24 thru 5/29, going 30-for-80 (.375) with nine multi-hit games; the streak is the second-longest in Hillcats history behind Josh Bonifay's 22-game streak in 2002...Swiped three bases on 4/15 vs. Frederick...Batted .371 (23-for-62) in 17 games during the month of May, the fourth-highest mark in the Carolina League...Went 10-for-28 (.357) during six-game hitting streak from 6/4-8...Recorded three stolen bases on 6/6 at Myrtle Beach...Had a career-high four stolen bases on 6/24 vs. Myrtle Beach...Went 0-for-3 in mid-season All-Star Game, played on 6/27...Made all 61 defensive appearances with Lynchburg in center field. ...Was promoted to Altoona on 6/29...Finished tied with Vic Buttler for team lead in stolen bases despite playing in only 56 games. ...Made 37 starts in left field, 15 in center field and two in right field for the Curve...Went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored on 7/3 vs. Akron...Produced his second four-hit game with Altoona on 8/18 vs. Harrisburg...Hit .484 (15-for-31) during an eight-game streak from 8/14-21...Hit lone home run on 8/24 at Harrisburg, snapping streak of 177 consecutive games without a long ball (previous homer came on 8/30/04)...Batted .375 (21-for-56) over his final 15 games before suffering a season-ending right hamstring injury on 8/27 at Harrisburg...Missed the Eastern League playoffs due to injury...Participated in the Hawaiian Winter League and hit .294 (35-for-119) with five triples, one homer and 20 stolen bases in 32 games with Honolulu Sharks.
Missed first half of the season with a shoulder injury and joined Lynchburg on 6/20...Finished fourth in the Carolina League in stolen bases...Hit safely in nine consecutive games from 7/17-25 (14-for-40, .350)...Swiped a Hillcats' season-high three bases on 7/22 vs. Wilmington...Posted season-high 11-game hitting streak from 8/14-28 (18-for-51, .353)...Recorded four, three-hit games during a five-game span from 8/28 to 9/2...Raised final average from .266 to .286 by going 14-for-34 (.412) over his final seven games...Went 3-for-7 in two Carolina League playoff contests.
Spent entire season with South Atlantic League champion Hickory (A)...Set minor league career highs in games, at bats, runs, doubles, home runs and RBI...Ranked second in the league in stolen bases, third in games played and third in at bats...Finished second among all minor league batters in being hit by a pitch and tied for eighth in stolen bases...Ranked second behind Lynchburg's Rajai Davis (57) for the organizational lead in steals...Hit first career home run in the Crawdads' season opener on 4/8 vs. Lake County...Went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBI on 5/7 vs. Lakewood...Was named the South Atlantic League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 5/7-14 after hitting .412 (14-for-34) with 10 runs and seven RBI in 10 games...Recorded a season-high 11-game hitting streak from 7/2-12 (17-for-48, .354)...Went 4-for-6 and scored a season-high four runs on 8/5 at Columbus...Posted a second double-digit hitting streak (10 games) from 8/21-30 (14-for-38, .368)...Produced an inside-the-park home run on 8/30 vs. Kannapolis (game one)...Was successful in each of his last 17 stolen bases attempts...Went 8-for-20 (.400) and scored five runs in four playoff contests to help the Crawdads capture the S.A.L. title...Made all defensive appearances in center field.
Spent first professional season with New York-Penn League champion Williamsport (A)...Established career high in batting...Named to the circuit's post-season All-Star team...Led league in hits while ranking second in stolen bases, batting average and on-base percentage (.439)...Ranked fourth in runs scored...Swiped 18 bases in his first 27 games...Reached base safely in 23 consecutive games from 6/24 to 7/24 (game one)...Named New York-Penn League Player-of-the-Week for week of 7/14-20 after hitting .480 (12-for-25) with eight runs and four RBI in seven games...Hit .333 (30-for-90) in 26 games during the month of July...Batted .403 (29-for-72) during a 17-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/16...Hit .380 (46-for-121) during the month of August, which included a season-high four hits on 8/28 vs. Staten Island.
Signed with Pittsburgh on 7/29 after being selected in the 33rd round of the First-Year Player Draft.