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Former Cubs outfielder Murton at home in Japan

Former Cubs outfielder Murton at home in Japan

Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Matt Murton is a big hit in Japan.
In his first season with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League, Murton is leading the league in batting average (.352) and hits (120).
A first-round selection of the Boston Red Sox in 2003, Murton went to the Cubs as part of the Nomar Garciaparra deal. He spent four seasons in Chicago from 2005 to 2008 and had brief stints with the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies before coming to Japan this season.
Along with teammate Craig Brazell, who leads the league with 30 home runs, Murton was named to the Central League All-Star team.


Updated : 2021-04-23 07:37 GMT+08:00