To believe Nyjer Morgan, he has signed a minor-league contract with the Indians that includes an invitation to big-league camp.

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick wrote that Morgan confirmed the signing in an email Tuesday. Crasnick wrote that a source said that if Morgan makes the major-league roster and reaches specified incentives, the total value of the contract would exceed $1 million.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, however, Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti declined to confirm Morgan's signing.

Antonetti has more pressing matters, including five arbitration-eligible players who need to be signed. Or, perhaps, the Indians have a different view of the value of incentives in Morgan's contract. Whatever the reason, a delay in confirmation makes sense given what typically surrounds Morgan and his alter ego, "Tony Plush."

Morgan has been involved in multiple on-field incidents in a major-league career that began with the Pirates (2007-09) and continued with the Nationals (2009-10) and Brewers (2011-12). Morgan played in Japan last year.

The speedy Morgan takes pride in getting under an opponent's skin with a hard-charging style and trash talk, much of it generated by Tony Plush. A Wednesday tweet presumably from Morgan's account, @TheRealToneP, read: "Looking forward for (sic) this great opportunity to bring Plushdamental's to the Tribe Nation. TP''

In 119 games for the Brewers in 2011, Morgan batted .304. He parlayed it into a one-year contract worth more than $2 million, but fizzled for the Brewers in 2012 (.239 in 122 games). The Brewers let him walk, and he ended up with Yokohama in the Japan Central League.