MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Nyjer Morgan has agreed to a $2.3 million, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, avoiding arbitration.
Morgan arrived in Milwaukee in a trade with the Washington Nationals last March, becoming the team's primary center fielder against right-handed pitchers. He played in 119 games for the Brewers, batting .304 with four home runs and 37 RBIs. He made $471,500.
He played two seasons for Walla Walla Community College before being drafted in 2002 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 33rd round.
Morgan can make an additional $50,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.
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With Morgan's deal Monday, four Brewers players remain eligible for arbitration: Starter Shaun Marcum and relievers Francisco Rodriguez, Kameron Loe and Jose Veras.