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David Murphy | Designated Hitter

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

David Murphy (oblique) could be placed on the disabled list.

Murphy has been dealing with soreness in his right side for the last week and was finally forced from Saturday's game when the pain became too much. The fear is that he has a strained oblique, but more won't be known until after an MRI Sunday. "I don't feel like it blew out, but I feel like it got to a point where it was close enough to where I didn't want to test it anymore," said Murphy.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:06:00 AM

David Murphy was removed from Saturday's game against the Yankees in the sixth inning with an apparent injury.

No word yet on what happened, but he was replaced by Mike Aviles defensively. The Indians should provide an update on his status shortly.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 03:18:00 PM

David Murphy was 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Yankees on Friday.

Murphy singled in a run in the sixth inning and added a sacrifice fly one inning later. The 32-year-old has hit safely in eight out of his last nine games and is now batting .265/.327/.387 with seven homers and 55 RBI over 108 games this season. He's worth using in deeper mixed leagues when there's a right-hander on the hill.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:56:00 PM

David Murphy hit a two-run, game-tying home run in the ninth inning, and the Indians came back to beat the Rangers 4-3 in 12 innings on Sunday.

Murphy hit an RBI double in the third inning against Rangers starter Yu Darvish, but his two-run home run off closer Neftali Feliz in the ninth was the big blast. Murphy also walked twice, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances. The outfielder is hitting .261/.324/.387 with a surprising 53 RBI through 103 games this year.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
2Jerry Sands
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Josh Tomlin