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Matt Murton, Craig Brazell sign extensions with the Hanshin Tigers

by on Nov.30, 2011 @ 8:15 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they signed contract extensions with both Matt Murton and Craig Brazell at a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brazell's comments:

I am not satisfied with how I did this season.  I want to help the team win a championship, with the use of my bat, under the helm of new manager Yutaka Wada.

Murton's comments:

My family and I are excited about me playing for the Hanshin Tigers again next season.  Yutaka Wada was my batting coach for two seasons and I decided that my best option was to return and help him win a championship.  And for the many fans that supported me, I will make preparations during the off-season so that I am fully prepared for the new season.  I will do my best.

UPDATE @ 11:52pm - Sponichi figures Murton signed a one-year deal worth US$3M (up US$1M) with a team option for a second year.  Brazell is in the second year of a two-year deal and will be paid US$2M.