Nyjer Morgan thought his time in Washington D.C. was numbered, and indeed, it was. The Nationals have traded Morgan to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash considerations, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.
Dykstra, the son of former Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra, was a second-round pick in 2008, but has struggled in the Minor Leagues and does not appear to have much of a Major League future. Clearly, the trade was about eliminating Morgan from the roster.
Morgan lost the starting center field job to Rick Ankiel, and immediately hypothesized that he would soon be traded. After a promising start to his career in Washington D.C. in 2009, Morgan had a really bad season in 2010, struggling to get on base, making fielding errors and sparking a lot of controversy with his dangerous play on the basepaths. He also spurred a benches-clearing brawl in Florida when he ran after a Marlins pitcher after being hit by a pitch.
For more on Morgan's departure, check out Federal Baseball.