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Donnie Murphy | Second Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Orange Coast CC
Contract: view contract details

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Reds signed INF Donnie Murphy to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.
Murphy will provide some depth at second base for the Reds with Brandon Phillips (thumb) on the shelf for a while. He has a shot to be promoted quickly. Jul 20 - 8:17 AM

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Rangers released INF Donnie Murphy.

Murphy was designated for assignment on Monday, and the infielder refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. He'll try to catch on somewhere else in a utility role.
Jul 9 - 8:08 PM

Rangers designated INF Donnie Murphy for assignment.

Murphy, 31, gets the boot after batting just .198 with four homers and a .598 OPS over 128 plate appearances with the Rangers this season. He could draw interest on waivers.
Jul 7 - 4:12 PM

Donnie Murphy entered Tuesday's game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement.

Murphy exited Sunday's game with a sore left knee, but he should be fine going forward. Expect him to be available to play Wednesday.
Jun 25 - 6:14 AM

Donnie Murphy was removed from Sunday night's game against the Angels due to soreness in his left knee.

Brad Snyder came on to replace him at first base. It's unclear what the cause or extent of the injury are at this point. The Rangers should have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 22 - 9:35 PM

Donnie Murphy came out of nowhere to slam two homers in the Rangers' 14-8 shootout victory over the A's on Monday.

Donnie "Babe Ruth" Murphy, the Oakland television broadcast team joked. Murphy's fourth inning two-run homer put the Rangers ahead 4-2. The second one, sliced down the right field line off Fernando Abad in the ninth, scarcely snuck by the foul pole on descent and helped to put an exclamation point on a wild offensive affair. This was fun and all, but Murphy hadn't collected a hit since June 1 coming into tonight. The utility man does have a bit of pop (.392 career slugging percentage; 11 homers last year in limited at-bats), but he's batting just .216 in 102 at-bats.
Jun 17 - 1:57 AM

Rangers activated INF Donnie Murphy from the 15-day disabled list.

Murphy was out the last couple weeks with a neck strain. He'll resume his role as a utility infielder.
May 23 - 1:37 PM

Rangers placed INF Donnie Murphy on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain.

Murphy suffered the injury Wednesday when he tumbled over the first base bag. The Rangers have called up Rougned Odor and Luis Sardinas to handle second base duties while Josh Wilson has been designated for assignment.
May 8 - 4:52 PM

Donnie Murphy left Wednesday's game against the Rockies with a strained neck.

Murphy hurt the neck after taking a spill at first base during the sixth inning. More will be known about his availability for Thursday after the game.
May 7 - 10:40 PM

Donnie Murphy left after the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against the Rockies with an apparent injury.

Murphy took a tumble after stepping on first base in the bottom half of the inning, and Josh Wilson took his place in the field in the top half of the next inning. The Rangers will likely update Murphy's status soon.
May 7 - 10:27 PM

Donnie Murphy (foot) entered Wednesday's game as a defensive replacement and struck out in his only at-bat.

Murphy left Monday's game with a bruised left instep, but it didn't keep him out of action for long. He should be back in the mix at second base soon.
May 1 - 3:08 PM

Donnie Murphy left Monday's game against the Athletics with a bruised left instep.

It's not clear at this point how Murphy suffered the injury or how long he might be sidelined. Josh Wilson took Murphy's spot at second base Monday.
Apr 28 - 10:29 PM

Donnie Murphy hit his first home run of the season in the Rangers' win over the A's on Wednesday.

It was his only hit on the afternoon. Murphy's sixth inning homer off A's starter Sonny Gray served as mere insurance for Martin Perez' complete game shutout. The second baseman was pressed into action with the Rangers' rash of injuries to infielders and isn't a fantasy contributor.
Apr 23 - 6:24 PM

Donnie Murphy went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rangers' win over the Rays on Sunday.

Murphy has started three games at the keystone since being claimed off waivers from the Cubs before the season. He's got three hits in 11 at-bats (.273) in those starts, including two Sunday. The run batted in was his first of the year, and he should continue to see part-time work at second base while Jurickson Profar is out.
Apr 6 - 5:52 PM

Rangers claimed INF Donnie Murphy off waivers from the Cubs.

Murphy, 31, hit .255/.318/.530 with 11 home runs in 163 plate appearances with the Cubs last season. He'll give the Rangers another option at second base as they attempt to get by without Jurickson Profar. As for the Cubs, it appears likely that Mike Olt will make the Opening Day roster.
Mar 26 - 1:24 PM

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