Outfielder Morgan slated to return on Tuesday

Outfielder Morgan slated to return on Tuesday

Outfielder Morgan slated to return on Tuesday
ATLANTA -- Nyjer Morgan's weekend rehab with Triple-A Nashville was cut back to less than two full games, but the fleet Brewers outfielder is still all set to rejoin the active roster when eligible on Tuesday.

"It would have been nice to get a few more at-bats, but I'm ready to go," Morgan said "I feel good. No issues at all. I want to get back in there."

Morgan was hitting .455 in 22 at-bats when he suffered a bruised right quad on April 17 during a collision at home plate in Pittsburgh. Of his 10 hits, he had two doubles and two triples.

"Hopefully he's as hot as he was before," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "That would be nice."

Morgan, acquired from the Nationals near the end of Spring Training, tested his right leg with a couple of feet-first slides for Nashville, going 1-for-2 in steal attempts in two games, and reported no problems.

Morgan was 2-for-3 with a walk at the plate on Saturday in his only full game. Because of problems with his flight, he arrived in Nashville after Friday's game with Albuquerque had already started and the game on Sunday was rained out.

Right fielder Corey Hart returned from the DL while Morgan was out. But Morgan is expected to get starts in center field for Carlos Gomez and also be available for outfield duty when Hart needs a day off.