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Brewers to put Nyjer Morgan on disabled list with thigh bruise

Ryan Doumit, Nyjer Morgan

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit, left, and Milwaukee Brewers pinch-runner Nyjer Morgan lose their helmets as they collide at home plate in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Pittsburgh. Morgan was safe and scored on a double by Yuniesky Betancourt. The Brewers won 6-0. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


Nyjer Morgan was off to a great start in Milwaukee, hitting .455 in 27 plate appearances as a part-time player, but now he’s headed for the disabled list with a deep thigh bruise suffered in collision at the plate with Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit.

Brandon Boggs, who last saw extended action in the majors with the Rangers as a 25-year-old rookie in 2008, will be called up from Triple-A to replace Morgan on the roster.

Much of Morgan’s game is based on speed, so a deep thigh bruise could be tougher for him to come back from quickly than other players, although if it keeps him from attempting as many ill-advised stolen bases once he does return the injury might not be such a terrible thing.