Hanshin to acquire outfielder Murton from Rockies

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TOKYO, Dec. 8 (15:17) Kyodo

The Hanshin Tigers are set to acquire outfielder Matt Murton
from the Colorado Rockies.

The Rockies said Monday they have sold Murton's contract to the
Japanese club.

The 28-year-old spent most of the 2009 season with Triple-A
Colorado Springs while batting .250 with one homer and six RBIs in 29
major league games.

Murton played for the Chicago Cubs in 2005-07 before splitting
the 2008 season with the Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. He joined
the Rockies in 2009.

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