MURPHY, THE FIRST LEADER UNDER CONTRACT

The Trois-Rivières Eagles confirm the return of Chris Murphy. This will be a fourth campaign in the city of Laviolette for the starting pitcher who is ranked third in the history of the concession for the heats launched with a total of 321.

Since joining the Eagles in 2017, Murphy has averaged 4.72 earned runs and 22 wins against 17 losses. Last season, he had 86 strikeouts in 113 innings and two-thirds of work, a personal career high.

“I am very happy to be able to count on Chris next season. He will bring experience to our group of launchers. He has pitched over 100 innings in the past two seasons and is the type of player you can count on at all times, “said manager TJ Stanton.

Murphy, 27, is a 24th round pick of the Houston Astros in the 2015 draft. He has 749 innings launched since 2013, his first season in the NCAA.

Frontier League teams must field between 22 and 24 players during the regular season and the playoffs. They must have a minimum of 10 recruits (rookie-1 and rookie-2) and can have a maximum of 10 experienced players (experience-2 or veteran). Among experienced players, only four can be veteran, aged 29 and over. Click on the following link to consult the official regulations of the Frontier League: http://frontierleague.com/player-eligibility/