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Matt Murton looking for a return to the Majors in 2012?

by on Oct.22, 2010 @ 9:02 am, under NPB

Sports Hochi reports that Matt Murton is apparently hoping to make a return to the Majors after the 2011 season.

"[Murton] really loves playing for the Tigers," said an unnamed club source.  "But he also has a strong desire to return to the US."

A close friend of Murton's also apparently told reporters that it was his dream to ultimately make it as a starter in the Majors.

Murton will be a special guest at the Kansai Franklin Graham Festival that will be taking place in Osaka Palace Hall between 10/22 and 10/24.  Speaking at an event before the festival, Murton told reporters he wanted to keep pushing himself and have an even better season than this year.

Murton will be in Japan through the weekend (for the festival) and will likely return to the US sometime early next week.