The Indians released outfielder Nyjer Morgan Tuesday, the team announced. The 34-year-old hit .341 with three stolen bases in 15 games for Cleveland before suffering a sprained right knee that has kept him out since May.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said outfielder Nyjer Morgan's rehab from a knee sprain is going slowly and that he might not return until August or even September, reports MLB.com. Morgan hasn't played since May 14.
Indians outfielder Nyjer Morgan is seeking a second opinion on his injured right knee, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "I don't know if it's a setback," manager Terry Francona said. "I think he just want to get a second opinion, which they're always encouraged to do." Morgan has been out since mid-May after suffering a knee sprain, and he has been rehabbing the injured knee at the team's spring-training facility in Arizona. He has hit .321/.429/.439 in 41 at-bats.
Indians outfielder Nyjer Morgan has been cleared to continue his rehab work at the team's spring training complex in Arizona, manager Terry Francona told MLB.com Tuesday. Morgan continues to work his way back from a sprained right knee suffered in May.
Indians outfielder Nyjer Morgan (knee) continues to do pool workouts at the team's spring training complex in Arizona, per MLB.com. Morgan, who has begin light throwing and hitting activities, is slated to be re-evaluated by the team's training staff Monday.