/ Mar 26, 2016

Cubs send Murton to minors

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton, who had been taking part in the Chicago Cubs spring training as a non-roster invitee, has been sent back to the minors, the National League team said on Friday. Last month, the 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league ...

Tigers stave off elimination

/ Oct 11, 2015

Tigers stave off elimination

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As reporters left the field at the conclusion of the Hanshin Tigers’ batting practice, Tom O’Malley, one of the team’s hitting coaches, gave a wave and said, “We’ll see you tomorrow.” It didn’t take long for the Tigers to start proving him right. Randy ...

Murton advises Lions' Akiyama to forget record

/ Jul 11, 2015

Murton advises Lions' Akiyama to forget record

The Hanshin Tigers’ Matt Murton, holder of Japan’s single-season hit record, had some words of advice on Friday for the Seibu Lions’ Shogo Akiyama, who is in hot pursuit of his record. “Obviously he (Akiyama) has had a tremendous season so far,” Murton told ...