TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announced today the signing of corner infielder/outfielder Justin Murray (Toronto, On)
The 6'4" , 225 lb Murray is a sophmore at Benedict College (10-14). Currently this season, Murray is leading his team in hitting .424 (36-85) with 8 2B's, 1 3B, 4 HR's, 30 RBI's and 13 SB's. Before heading to school Murray was a standout with the Toronto Mets program.
" Murray is such an athletic kid, who can run and hit for power. It is important that we keep and develop some of our great home grown Toronto talent. We recognize we have a veteran team, but it's important that we also grow within and hopefully Justin is with the team for a very long time, or we at least support him in his desire to play at the next level." GM Jeff Lounsbury
When he signed Murray stated " that I am excited to stay home and gain experience through the vets on the team."
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