Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:25:11 -0800
P Randy Messenger and OF Matt Murton are close to accepting contract extensions to remain with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese League, according to a team source. Both players had been rumored to be considering returns to the United States to resume their careers in the major leagues.
Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:25:49 -0700
Japanese League OF Matt Murton broke Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki's single-season hit record in Japan by recording his 211th hit of the Tuesday, Oct. 5, according to The Associated Press. Suzuki had 210 hits for the Orix BlueWave in 1994. However, Suzuki set the record in 130 games, and since then, the Japanese League has extended its schedule by 14 games.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 14:38:14 -0800
Troy E. Renck, of The Denver Post, reports free-agent OF Matt Murton (Rockies) had his contract sold to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese League.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 13:27:37 -0800
Tracy Ringolsby, of FOXSports.com, reports the Colorado Rockies released OF Matt Murton Monday, Dec. 7, to allow him to sign with a Japanese team.
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:26:09 -0800
Troy E. Renck, of The Denver Post, reports Colorado Rockies OF Ryan Spilborghs could be traded in the offseason if the team is content with OF Matt Murton.
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:25:47 -0800
Troy E. Renck, of The Denver Post, reports Colorado Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins, RP Taylor Buchholz, 2B Clint Barmes, SP Jorge De La Rosa, SP Jason Hammel, C Chris Iannetta, OF Matt Murton, OF Ryan Spilborghs and RP Huston Street are all eligible for arbitration this year. The team is expected to approach Barmes with a multi-year deal.
Tue, 08 Sep 2009 19:17:34 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Colorado Rockies recalled OF Matt Murton, SP Jhoulys Chacin, P Matt Belisle and IF Mike McCoy from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:17:26 -0700
CBSSports.com reports the Colorado Rockies optioned OF Matt Murton to the minors Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:36:34 -0700
Troy E. Renck, of The Denver Post, reports the Colorado Rockies recalled OF Matt Murton from the minors Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:57:22 -0700
MiLB.com reports Colorado Rockies OF Matt Murton is hitting .374 with nine homers and 47 RBIs in 187 at-bats at Triple-A Colorado Springs.