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Former Pirate Nyjer Morgan adjusting to life in Japan

In this July 27, 2013 photo, Yokohama DeNa BayStars Nyjer Morgan watches his RBI infield single for the go-ahead run in front of Hanshin Tigers catcher Akira Fujii in the six inning of a baseball game at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, western Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Given his past as a two-sport athlete (ice hockey and baseball), former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan figured he would have no trouble adjusting to Japan’s unique brand of baseball. A slow start and demotion to the minor leagues may have shaken that confidence, but Morgan is now starting to make a major impact with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan’s Central League. The 33-year-old native of San Francisco is batting .303 with 31 RBIs and a career-high seven home runs in 67 games as the No. 3 hitter for the BayStars.