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Cubs: Matt Murton trying to ramp up his comeback

An appendectomy interrupted Matt Murton’s comeback tour before it could gain any real momentum, but can he do enough to earn a roster spot before the Cubs break camp two weeks from now?
Via CSN Chicago
March 15, 2016

Sunday Notes: Murton’s Return, Archer, Angels, Twins, more

Matt Murton had a lot of success in NPB after fading out in MLB. In six seasons with the Hanshin Tigers, he slashed .310/.352/.437. Now, at age 34, he’s back stateside, trying to win a job with the Chicago Cubs. Murton’s path to Japan and back is a curious one. A first-round pick by the Red Sox Sox in 2003, he went to the Cubs a year later in the Nomar Garciaparra deal. From...
Via Fangraphs
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

From Altman to Murton: A Brief History of Cubs in NPB

Readers, I have a confession to make: I own a Matt Murton shirsey. This is, of course, an elliptical way of saying that I’ve got a soft spot for the redheaded outfielder. And so naturally, I was ecstatic when the Cubs signed Murton to a minor-league deal early yesterday morning. And although Murton will likely start his […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hello Again, Old Ginger Friend: What Might Matt Murton Be for the Cubs?

Time is, indeed, a flat circle. Last Wednesday night, reports emerged that the Cubs have signed Matt Murton to a minor league deal, thus reuniting with the Georgia Tech product for the first time since 2008. Upon hearing of the expected reunion, Cubs Twitter descended into what can only be described as bouts of sheer happiness. So, let’s talk about Matt […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

After becoming Japanese sensation, Matt Murton reportedly returning to Cubs

After spending six season with the NPB Harshen Tigers in Japan, outfielder Matt Murton is returning to his first MLB home with the Chicago Cubs, according to Murton last played for the Colorado Rockies in 2009 in just 29 games, with his best years in MLB coming during his first three years in the league with the Cubs starting in 2005. He briefly played for the Oakland Athletics...
Via FOX Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Murton Returns To Cubs With Minor League Deal

The year was 2006. The housing market is beginning to struggle. The world was captivated by films like Talladega Nights, Snakes On A Plane and another Pirates Of The Caribbean film. Junior high students everywhere swooned over the music of Fall Out Boy and Hawthorne Heights. More importantly, in 2006 the Chicago Cubs were a bad baseball team in the final year of Dusty Baker...
Via Baseball Essential
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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