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Former Rockie Matt Murton Makes Waves In Japan

Former Rockies outfielder Matt Murton has broken Ichiro Suzuki's record for most hits in a single season in Japan. Murton, who was acquired from the A's in 2009 for prospect Corey Wimberley, never saw much playing time with Colorado. His contract was sold to the Hanshin Tigers, where he has flourished.

Murton hit his 211th hit of the season yesterday, breaking Ichiro's record set in 1994.*

*Disclaimer: The Japanese season is now 14 games longer than when Ichiro set his record.

Congratulations to Matt Murton on his success, hopefully he is able to return to the Major Leagues in America. (If he wants to, that is...)

Video after the jump.