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David Murphy | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian