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David Murphy | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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David Murphy went 4-for-4 as the Indians dropped the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader to the Orioles.
It was a miserable day offensively for the Indians, who were shut out in both games of Sunday's twin bill. Murphy had himself a nice game in the nightcap though, collecting half of the team's eight total hits. He's having a terrific season, slashing .336/.376/.487 with four homers and 19 RBI in 145 at-bats. Jun 28 - 10:09 PM

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David Murphy hit a pinch-hit solo home run, but the Indians ultimately fell to the Tigers on Monday.

Murphy pinch-hit for DH Ryan Raburn in the eighth inning, drilling a solo home run off of Joba Chamberlain to reduce the Indians' deficit to 7-4 at the time. He lifted a game-winning sacrifice fly on Sunday, so he's had a productive couple of days for the Indians. Murphy has four home runs, 19 RBI, and a .321/.362/.486 batting line on the year.
Jun 22 - 11:07 PM

David Murphy lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Indians to a 1-0 walk-off win over the Rays on Sunday.

With runners on second and third and one out, the Rays opted to intentionally walk Michael Brantley to load the bases in front of Murphy, who was 0-for-2 with a walk leading into the at-bat. He lifted a fly ball to center field, bringing home catcher Roberto Perez for the walk-off win. Murphy has done a good job as a part-time player, batting .317/.358/.460 with three home runs and 18 RBI.
Jun 21 - 3:57 PM

David Murphy had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Orioles, going 2-for-3 with a double.

Murphy has been doing a terrific job against right-handed pitching, slashing .325/.361/.465 with three homers and 16 RBI. As long as he continues to be slotted in a premium lineup spot, he's worth utilizing in most mixed leagues.
Jun 5 - 10:16 PM

David Murphy hit his first home run of the year in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Serving as the designated hitter, Murphy hit a Hector Noesi pitch out to right field for his first blast of the season. It was his only hit in two at-bats, and Murphy has just four hits through his first 10 games. The homer also accounted for his lone RBI thus far.
Apr 21 - 11:45 PM

David Murphy twisted his right ankle this weekend in a Cactus League game.

But he told reporters that he expects to be back in action in a couple of days and that he would play through the injury if this were the regular season. Murphy will be an active fourth outfielder this year for Cleveland. He batted just .262/.319/.385 in 2014.
Mar 23 - 11:30 AM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Indians to "work hard" to trade David Murphy.

The Indians have three left-handed hitting outfielders following the addition of Brandon Moss, which could make the lefty-swinging Murphy expendable. Murphy missed some time due to injury last season, batting .262/.319/.385 with eight homers over 462 plate appearances. He'll make $6.5 million in 2015 in the final year of his contract.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:14:00 AM

David Murphy hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of the Indians' 2-1 win over the White Sox on Friday.

Murphy pinch-hit for catcher Roberto Perez and smacked the game-winning single off of Ronald Belisario with the bases loaded. The hit was probably all the sweeter for Murphy because he had just come off of the DL after spending about a month nursing an oblique injury. Friday's hero is slashing .264/.326/.386 this season.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Indians activated OF David Murphy from the 15-day disabled list.

Murphy missed the last four weeks of action with an oblique strain, but he was cleared to return after playing a couple rehab games with Triple-A Columbus (and homering in one of his six at-bats). He'll return to seeing regular time in right field versus right-handers.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 02:51:00 PM

David Murphy (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

He'll play five innings Wednesday before going seven innings Thursday. It's possible Murphy will be activated after that. "He may not be ready to play seven days in a row," Indians manager Terry Francona said, "but I'm not sure that doesn't mean we [can't activate him]. We'll activate him when -- a couple things -- one, he feels healthy and, two, he feels like he has his legs under him at the plate. We'll get some input from him, too."
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:22:00 PM

David Murphy (oblique) took 45 swings off a tee on Tuesday.

Murphy traveled with the Indians to Chicago, which is a good sign as to his progress. "I'm making progress," Murphy said. "I think, more than anything, I'm starting to do baseball activities more and more. Once I got to that point, they said I could travel. I still don't know exactly where I'm at in terms of how close I am to a rehab assignment." The outfielder had been pegged for a mid-September return, but it's sounding like he could beat that timetable.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:20:00 PM

David Murphy (oblique) took 40 dry swings on Friday.

It was the first time he swung a bat since landing on the disabled list in mid-August with a strained right oblique. "I really feel like I turned a corner three or four days ago," said Murphy. "Everyday life stuff like turning over in bed, carrying groceries, it wasn't bothering me. Now it's time to ease into the baseball intensity stuff." Murphy isn't expected back until mid-September.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:47:00 AM

David Murphy (oblique) has resumed core exercises.

Murphy landed on the disabled list August 10 with a right abdominal strain and is not expected to return to the Indians' active roster until mid-September. The outfielder was batting .262/.324/.384 with seven home runs and 55 RBI in 109 games before the injury.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:46:00 AM

David Murphy (oblique) is expected to miss 4-5 weeks.

Murphy was placed on the disabled list Sunday with discomfort on his right side and an MRI taken Monday showed an oblique strain. He'll be out until mid-September.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Indians placed OF David Murphy on the 15-day disabled list with a right abdominal strain.

Murphy has been dealing with soreness in his right side for the last week and pain finally became too much Saturday. He figures to be out until September, but the Indians should know more about his status after an MRI Monday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Zach McAllister
7Ryan Webb
8Josh Tomlin
9Jeff Manship