The Colorado Rockies release Matt Murton

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 7 December 2009 at 4:18 pm

The Rockies have released 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Matt Murton. Murton played in 29 games for the Rockies last season and he was 13 for 52 (.250 avg, .707 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 1 homer and 6 RBIs. He has now played in 346 games in his five years in the majors and he is 272 for 952 (.286 avg, .788 OPS) with 134 runs scored, 29 homers, 112 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. The Rockies have a lot of depth in the outfield which made Murton expendable.

UPDATE: The real reason that Murton was released was so that he could pursue a career playing in Japan. I bet he will do well there.

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