Murton is 3-for-12 with a run and two RBI since returning from the disabled list Saturday. Murton was dealing with an oblique strain since May 5, but he was able to return to the lineup after a bit over two weeks on the disabled list. Now that he's healthy, the 34-year-old should continue acting as one of the main outfielders with Triple-A Iowa going forward.
Murton was placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Murton was plagued by appendicitis earlier this year, and it appears his luck hasn't gotten any better. Strained obliques are notorious for taking a good amount of time to rehab, so he could be on the shelf for a while. A better timetable for his return should come forth once he gets further in his rehab process.
Murton was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Murton was always going to be a long shot to make the team after being overseas for several years, but a bout of appendicitis made it impossible for him to show his old team what he could do.
Murton (appendix) made his spring debut Friday, going 0-for-2 and playing left field. Murton's appendix was removed at the beginning of March, and while it's nice to see him back on the field, he's an extreme long shot to make the team.
Murton (appendix) had four at-bats in a simulated game Tuesday, the Cubs' official site reports. Murton, who hopes to get in a Cactus League game in the next few days, singled and doubled against Jon Lester. He's attempting to make a comeback in 2016 after six seasons in Japan, but a recent bout of appendicitis has kept him off the field.
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