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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 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

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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

David Murphy went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a three-run home run as the Indians defeated the Padres on Tuesday.

Murphy entered the night with lukewarm results in his first five games, but broke out in a big way on Tuesday. Over the past six seasons, all spent with the Rangers, Murphy displayed occasional power and speed, which should be highlighted as part of a platoon with Ryan Raburn in right field.
Apr 8 - 10:46 PM

David Murphy has made two straight starts at DH because of soreness in his left elbow.

"It’s normal for me in spring training," Murphy told reporters. "If this was the regular season, I’d be playing. They want to make sure I’m 100 percent." The 32-year-old signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Indians in November and is expected to platoon in right field this summer with Ryan Raburn.
Mar 10 - 4:24 PM

Indians signed OF David Murphy to a two-year, $12 million contract with a $7 million club option for 2016.

The deal was agreed upon last week and made official Monday after Murphy passed his pre-signing physical. The 32-year-old had a down year with the Rangers in 2013, but he's capable of a bounceback in 2014 and fits nicely into a right-field platoon with Ryan Raburn.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that David Murphy's contract with the Indians includes a club option for a third year.

Murphy has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Indians, pending a physical on Thursday. The 32-year-old batted just .220/.282/.374 with the Rangers this past season, but he's expected to be on the strong side of a platoon with Ryan Raburn in right field next season. His addition likely signals the end of Drew Stubbs' tenure in Cleveland.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Indians are close to finalizing a two-year contract with David Murphy in excess of $10 million.

Murphy is coming off a very disappointing season that saw him bat only .220/.282/.374 for the Rangers, but he hit .291/.356/.445 while averaging nearly 13 homers per season the three years prior. He's a career .280/.347/.469 hitter against right-handed pitching and seems likely to serve on the long side of a platoon in right field with Drew Stubbs, assuming Stubbs isn't non-tendered. If Stubbs doesn't return, Ryan Raburn would be the likely platoon mate with Murphy.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:16:00 PM

David Murphy smacked a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

He also drew a walk on the day. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Murphy's two-run blast in the fifth inning represented all the runs they could muster for the day. The outfielder upped his season batting line to a disappointing .222/.281/.382.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 07:40:00 PM

David Murphy went 3-for-4 and hit his 12th homer against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Murphy's power hasn't gone anywhere and he's actually striking out less than ever, yet here he is hitting .227 on Aug. 1. There's no reason to think he can't go on a little tear from here and turn back into a decent mixed-league outfielder. Since the Rangers failed to trade for an outfielder, he'll get every opportunity to turn it around.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Josh Tomlin
4Trevor Bauer
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone