Elijah Allan Morgan (born May 13, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He played college baseball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Morgan was selected by the Indians in the eighth round of the 2017 MLB draft and made his MLB debut in 2021.
Morgan was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the eighth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Indians for a $135,000 signing bonus.
He made his professional debut that season with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League, pitching to a 3–2 record with a 1.03 ERA (3rd-lowest in the league) in 35 innings in which he struck out 58 batters (14.9 strikeouts per 9 innings) and had a 0.94 WHIP. He was recognized by Baseball America for having the best changeup in Cleveland’s farm system.
Morgan was called up to the majors by the Indians on May 28, 2021, and made his major league debut that same day, starting against the Toronto Blue Jays.
With winds gusting up to 45 mph in a game called early due to weather, over 2+2⁄3 innings he gave up six earned runs, eight hits (including three doubles), and two walks, struck out one, and was tagged with the loss as the Indians fell 11–2.
Indians manager Terry Francona said: “I don’t know how you evaluate that outing. I thought he was going to get blown off the mound… That were some of the worst conditions I think I’ve ever seen.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.