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Brewers trade for Morgan

The Brewers have added former Nationals pain in the posterior to their roster following a trade, Milwaukee reports.

Morgan, who lost his job as the Nationals' starting centerfielder to former St. Louis outfielder Rick Ankiel in spring training, was acquired for Brewers Class A player Cutter Dykstra, the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra.

Originally an outfielder, Milwaukee's Midwest League affiliate last season tried to convert Dykstra to an infielder. He played mostly at third base with appearances at first and second sprinkled in.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Cardinals have had some bad blood with Morgan following what some players thought was a cheap shot when he ran over catcher Bryan Anderson during a play at the plate in 2010. It boiled over last week when Redbirds ace Chris Carpenter plunked Morgan with a pitch during a Grapefruit League game and the benches clear. Managers Tony La Russa and Jim Riggleman, a former Cardinals coach, had to be separated.

We'll apparently be seeing a lot more of Morgan now that he's playing for a club within the Cardinals' division. This should be interesting.