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David Murphy | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Aug 21 - 11:46 AM

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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.
Aug 12 - 3:38 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.
Aug 10 - 10:42 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.
Aug 10 - 10:06 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.
Aug 9 - 3:18 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.
Aug 8 - 11:56 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.
Aug 3 - 5:54 PM

David Murphy reached base in all four of his plate appearances and drove home a pair of runs, leading the Indians to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

He finished the day 2-for-2 plus a pair of walks, and he also scored a run. The veteran outfielder is now hitting .247/.311/.368 with six homers and 46 RBI in his first 89 games on the season.
Jul 19 - 4:35 PM

David Murphy launched a two-run home run Friday against the White Sox.

It was his first home run since way back on May 21. After joining the Indians on a two-year, $12 million contract over the winter, Murphy got off to a nice start with his new club, but he has seen his batting average drop over 50 points (from .284 to .243) over the past month.
Jul 11 - 10:36 PM

David Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk on Friday and is in a 1-for-36 slump.

Murphy got off to a nice start for the Indians, but he's now gone more than a month without a homer and his average has fallen under .250. The Indians have been patient thus far, but they'll eventually have to explore alternatives (Tyler Holt?) if this keeps up.
Jun 28 - 1:31 AM

David Murphy hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning of Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

Murphy followed Michael Brantley's one-out single with a drive to right field that cleared the wall. The Indians eventually won in bizarre fashion on a balk with the bases loaded in the 13th. Murphy also had a sac fly and an RBI double earlier in the game, giving him four RBI for the day and 30 for the season. He sports an impressive .294/.360/.483 batting line for the season.
May 21 - 5:36 PM

David Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

Murphy took Evan Reed out to right field for his fourth home run of the season. The Indians' signing of Murphy during the off-season has worked out well, as the outfielder now sports a .292/.364/.460 with a vast majority of the damage being done against right-handed pitching.
May 20 - 10:50 PM

David Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Murphy followed up Wednesday's five-hit affair with another multi-hit effort. He took J.A. Happ deep in the fifth inning for his third homer of the season. It's notable because Happ is a lefty and Murphy entered the ballgame with a .479 OPS against southpaws. Murphy is now sporting a .280/.355/.440 slash line with 25 runs batted in.
May 15 - 10:52 PM

David Murphy went 5-for-6 with three doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Indians routed the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

It was a ballgame for much of Wednesday's affair, but the Indians kept piling on, thanks in part to Murphy's hot bat. Lonnie Chisenhall joined him in the five-hit club as well. Murphy raised his OPS a whopping 71 points with the performance, now sitting with a .273/.350/.413 slash line with 24 RBI.
May 14 - 10:49 PM

David Murphy homered and drove home four runs on Saturday, leading the Indians in a 12-6 victory over the White Sox.

Murphy’s solo home run in the second inning was one of three long balls off White Sox starter Felipe Paulino. He added a bases clearing triple in the ninth inning to put the game out of reach. He’s off to a terrific start at the dish in 2014, slashing .303/.333/.636 with two homers and 10 RBI.
Apr 12 - 5:44 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin