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David Murphy | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Baylor
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 4 - 12:25 PM

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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.
Sep 29 - 1:32 AM

David Murphy hit a three-run home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Angels hung on to beat the Mariners on Tuesday.

Murphy put the Angels up 3-1 in the third inning, drilling a Felix Hernandez offering to right field for a three-run home run. Facing right-handed pitching almost exclusively, the veteran is batting .284/.323/.428 with nine home runs and 41 RBI.
Sep 16 - 12:53 AM

David Murphy went 3-for-6 with a three-run home run and a walk-off single in Sunday's 5-4, 11-inning win over the Orioles.

Huge game for Murphy. He launched a three-run homer off Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez in the third inning, then, eight innings later, he came through with a walk-off RBI single against reliever Brian Matusz to secure the 5-4 win. Murphy's hitting a solid .288/.332/.420 with six homers and 32 RBI while splitting time between the Indians and Angels, who acquired him on July 28.
Aug 9 - 8:19 PM

Angels acquired OF David Murphy and cash considerations from the Indians in exchange for SS Eric Stamets.

Murphy should take over as the regular left fielder against right-handers, although he could also see some start in the designated hitter spot. He's batting .296/.344/.437 this season and should form a solid platoon with Shane Victorino.
Jul 28 - 8:35 PM

Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are close to acquiring David Murphy from the Indians.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Indians will receive shortstop prospect Eric Stamets in return. While it won't be a headline-grabbing move, Murphy should be a nice upgrade for the Angels in left field, as he's batting .296/.344/.437 this season and has always been a pretty good hitter versus righties. He should form a platoon with Shane Victorino.
Jul 28 - 6:30 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that David Murphy is drawing trade interest from the Angels among other teams.

The 33-year-old is having a terrific season for the Tribe, slashing .299/.347/.443 with five homers and 26 RBI in 82 games. He could be a nice low-cost addition and would add nice depth to the Angels outfield should the two sides be able to work out a deal.
Jul 26 - 9:15 PM

David Murphy went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss and is in a 2-for-27 slump since July 9.

Murphy was excellent in his part-time role in the first half, but he seems to be fading quickly now. It's bad timing, given that he figured to be available in trade talks. He'll probably lose some playing time after Nick Swisher returns.
Jul 23 - 10:00 PM

David Murphy sent the Indians to a win against the Astros on Wednesday when he knocked in two runs with an eighth-inning double.

Murphy finished 2-for-4 on the evening, with doubles accounting for both its. It was the eighth-inning double that counted, though, as he brought in two runs to break a 2-2 tie. Murphy, seeing right-handed pitching almost exclusively, is hitting a lusty .333/.375/.500 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 194 plate appearances. He should draw some trade interest leading into the July 31 deadline.
Jul 8 - 10:12 PM

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

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

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