Eric enters his first year with the Bluefish, second in the Atlantic League and 13th of professional baseball. The former Major Leaguer began last season with Portland (AAA, Padres) of the Pacific Coast League. Following a brief stint with the Beavers, he made his Atlantic League debut as a member of the Newark Bears. Munson batted .261 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in 45 games. The 33-year-old was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round (third overall) of the 1999 amateur draft. After just one season in the minors, he made his Major League debut with the Tigers the following year. The California-native’s best season in the big leagues came in 2003 with Detroit when he slugged 18 home runs and scored 28 runs while posting career-bests with a .240 batting average, 75 hits and 50 RBI. Over his nine year Major League career, which also included stints with the Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics, he has recorded 226 hits, 49 home runs and 147 RBI in 361 contests.