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Morgan to start, lead off for Nats

Updated: July 1, 2009, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Nyjer Morgan had no complaints about getting traded to the team with baseball's worst record. Instead, he found it flattering.

With that, he and the Washington Nationals are getting along just fine.

The Nationals welcomed Morgan and left-hander Sean Burnett on Wednesday, the duo joining Washington shortly before a series finale at Florida. When Washington opens a three-game set at home against Atlanta on Friday, Morgan will bat leadoff and play center field, the Nationals ...

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