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No matter what team he roots for, Morgan’s hockey mentality makes him a better baseball player. He tracks down fly balls with the same burst of speed as a winger on a breakaway. He takes out shortstops as if he were checking an opponent into the boards. And he plays with the kind of underdog mentality that only comes from a life spent defying the odds.

“I ain’t even supposed to be here,” he said. “I just think having myself be able to open up some eyes and being able to come to an organization that wants me, that’s really special.”