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David Murphy | Outfielder | #19

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (17) / BOS
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David Murphy has decided to retire from baseball.
We figured this was coming after Murphy opted out of his contract with Minnesota Monday so he could spend more time with his family. The 34-year-old played for four teams across 10 major league seasons. He spent most of his career with Texas, appearing in both the 2010 and 2011 World Series. In 3,467 major league at-bats, Murphy hit .274 with 104 HR, 472 RBI and 54 SB. Apr 26 - 11:02 AM

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According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox have no interest in re-signing David Murphy.

He opted out of his deal with Minnesota on Monday. Murphy spent most of spring training with the Red Sox but he didn't make the team's Opening Day roster. Boston appears to be comfortable with its current outfield of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt and Chris Young with Marco Hernandez serving as minor league depth. Murphy left the Twins to be with his family and appears to be headed for retirement.
Apr 26 - 9:31 AM

Twins released OF David Murphy.

Murphy, who was playing for Triple-A Rochester, asked for and was granted his release by the club. The 34-year-old was useful as a part-time player last season, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him latch on elsewhere, but he could explore retirement.
Apr 25 - 5:46 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that David Murphy has asked the Twins for his release.

Murphy signed a minor league deal with the Twins earlier this month and was hitting .194 (7-for-36) with one home run, one double, and three RBI through 10 games with Triple-A Rochester. The thought was that he would quickly make his way to the major league roster, but apparently an opportunity wasn't imminent. The 34-year-old recently discussed the possibility of retirement, so he could revisit that scenario now.
Apr 25 - 4:45 PM

Twins signed OF David Murphy to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune says "Murphy won't spend much time in the minors," which means the Twins' current outfielders are all on the hot seat. Murphy was released by the Red Sox at the end of spring training and spent two weeks scouting for a new gig -- one that would quickly result in major league playing time. The 34-year-old could find semi-regular starts soon with the badly-slumping Twinkies.
Apr 14 - 12:04 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, free agent outfielder David Murphy is not ready to retire.

Murphy exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract with the Red Sox late last month and has failed to latch on with a new organization. The 34-year-old owns a rough .253/.305/.392 batting line in 1,329 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2013 season. If he doesn't want to play at Triple-A, it might be tough for him to get another shot.
Apr 13 - 9:27 AM

Red Sox released OF David Murphy.

Murphy exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract and the Red Sox ultimately decided against adding him to the active roster. There's been some talk of retirement, but he should generate some interest on the open market. The 34-year-old batted .283 with 10 home runs and a .739 OPS over 132 games last season between the Indians and Angels.
Mar 28 - 4:19 PM

David Murphy has opted out of his contract with the Red Sox.

The club now has 48 hours to either add him to the major league roster or grant his outright release. It's unclear if Murphy has intentions to play elsewhere or if he's pondering hanging up his cleats for good.
Mar 27 - 5:09 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe expects David Murphy to draw trade interest.

A handful of teams including the Blue Jays, Mets, Orioles and White Sox are looking for outfield depth and Murphy figures to be the odd man out in Boston. The Angels and Indians also have holes to fill but Murphy played for both of those teams last year and would have been re-signed if either were interested. Murphy has played reasonably well this spring (.286 AVG) but that's not going to be enough to supplant Chris Young as Boston's fourth outfielder.
Source: Boston Globe
Mar 24 - 11:59 PM

David Murphy mentioned the possibility of retirement on Sunday.

Murphy's minor league contract with the Red Sox comes with a late-march opt-out date. "I think I’m to the point in my career where I’ve played plenty of baseball, and I don’t think I’m interested in playing in the minor leagues," the veteran outfielder told WEEI. "I would love to play until somebody tells me I can’t play anymore, until they rip the shirt off my back, but I think it’s got to be a big league situation."
Source: WEEI
Mar 21 - 1:43 PM

David Murphy can opt out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox in the last week of March if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster.

Murphy would make a $2 million salary if he cracks the Opening Day roster, but he figures to be a tough fit unless there's an injury. The 34-year-old batted .283 with 10 home runs and a .739 OPS over 132 games last season between the Indians and Angels.
Mar 1 - 9:39 AM

Red Sox signed OF David Murphy to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Murphy was a first-round pick of the Red Sox in 2003 -- at No. 17 overall -- so this will be a homecoming of sorts. But it's not clear how exactly he fits on the current roster. The 34-year-old batted just .283/.318/.421 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI in 132 games last season between the Indians and Angels, and the Red Sox have a talented and crowded outfield leading into the 2016 season. We'll label Murphy as organizational depth for now. He can make $2 million if he cracks the major league roster.
Feb 29 - 10:47 AM

The Rangers have contacted free agent outfielder David Murphy.

It would be a homecoming for Murphy, who spent seven seasons in Texas before joining the Indians in 2014. Every week seems to bring more bad news about Josh Hamilton's knee and the Rangers need to be prepared for a lengthy absence. Lewis Brinson, Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara will probably begin the year in the minors, necessitating the need for a major-league-ready outfielder. In addition to Murphy, the Rangers are also considering Drew Stubbs and Shane Victorino.
Feb 22 - 1:36 PM

Angels declined OF David Murphy's $7 million club option for 2016.

Murphy will receive a $500,000 buyout and become a free agent. The 34-year-old batted .283 with 10 home runs and a .739 OPS over 391 plate appearances this season between the Indians and Angels. He should draw plenty of interest this winter as a platoon bat.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 12:25:00 PM

David Murphy hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning, sending the Angels to a win over the Athletics on Monday.

The win keeps the Angels a half-game back of the Astros for the second AL Wild Card slot. Murphy was pinch-hitting for catcher Chris Iannetta when he delivered the bases-loaded, no-out single against Fernando Abad. In 380 plate appearances, Murphy is hitting .282/.318/.425 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 01:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3James Beresford
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Byron Buxton
3Logan Schafer
4Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Tyler Duffey
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers
13Pat Dean
14Andrew Albers