In the fourth inning on Saturday against the Padres, for example, Nick Hundley led off and hit a fly ball to center field. Morgan jumped unnecessarily, thinking he was close to the wall. He wasn't. But the ball went over his glove for a triple. Hundley scored on a groundout by Chris Denorfia.
Bench and outfield coach John McLaren said the game plan is for Morgan to now to play deeper in the outfield.
"I was telling [manager] Jim [Riggleman] that I thought we try playing him deeper because he comes in on the ball better than going back," McLaren said. "I don't know if it's a confidence thing or whatever. He is such an energetic, full-of-life type of guy.
"I just think we need to help him find the swagger -- get him where he feels good about himself. He hasn't been bad out there. Last year, people said he was really, really good. He could be taking his at-bats with him out there."