Matt Murton open to play again in Japan

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder, Matt Murton, 35, have said in an interview yesterday that he is open to play Baseball again in Japan… Murton, previously, also expressed interest in returning to play in their country early in the year, but decided to stay in the minor leagues despite interest from a couple of teams in NPB (most notably the Yokohama DeNA Baystars, of the Central league).

According to the report, yesterday, Matt Murton stated.


“I’m feeling good physically, and my training is going along pretty well. Currently, I’m just waiting for an opportunity on what I think is best for me and my family. I really enjoyed my time in Japan (my family as well), of course, I’m open in playing again in their country.”

Matt Murton is a career .310/.352/.437 hitter in Japan, also with 77 homeruns and 417 RBI in 832 games played (3534 PA, to go along with 3287 AB) with the Hanshin Tigers, primarily as an outfielder. He finished his 2016 campaign with the Chicago Cubs Triple-A minor league affiliate, Iowa Cubs, batting .314/.349/.398 with 2 homeruns and 37 RBI in 76 games.

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