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Donnie Murphy | Second Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Orange Coast CC
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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

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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

Cubs avoided arbitration with 3B Donnie Murphy by agreeing to a one-year, $825,000 contract.

He could wind up making $1.175 million if he hits all his incentives. Murphy hit eight homers in August for the Cubs after being called up before predictably cooling off in September. The 30-year-old will likely operate in a utility role in 2014.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Donnie Murphy is day-to-day with a sore left wrist.

Murphy is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday and it's not exactly certain when he might return. He has a cool .870 OPS in 37 major league games this year.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Donnie Murphy went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against the Reds on Tuesday.

Murphy's hot start in early August was written off as a flash in the pan by many, including in these parts, but he's managed to maintain it over the course of the last month. The homer was Murphy's 10th to go with a respectable .282/.352/.618 line. The 30-year-old has managed 20 RBI and scored 20 runs in 110 at-bats with the big club this year.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:17:00 AM

Donnie Murphy hit a game-tying, two-run homer off of Stephen Strasburg with two outs in the ninth inning of Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Murphy had struck out in each of his first three plate appearances, but he stunned Strasburg by lofting a ball into the left-field bleachers to knot things up at four. The 30-year-old journeyman has now gone deep eight times in 16 games since being called up by the Cubs. He'll return to earth soon enough, but ride the wave while you can.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Donnie Murphy went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Another day, another Donnie Murphy home run. He's now got seven in 48 at-bats, producing a robust and wildly unsustainable .333/.396/.854 line since being called up. We keep waiting for the other shoe to drop -- and it will drop -- but in the meantime, the 30-year-old is getting hard to ignore in mixed leagues.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:20:00 AM

Donnie Murphy hit a pair of solo homers Monday against the Nationals.

That's six homers in 44 at-bats for the red-hot Murphy. He's always had decent pop -- he had 18 homers in 577 major league at-bats entering the season -- but this is getting ridiculous now. He'll remain the Cubs' third baseman until he cools off. He really shouldn't have any lasting value in mixed leagues.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 11:24:00 PM

Donnie Murphy stayed hot Friday, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk against the Cardinals.

Murphy is hitting .333 with four homers, three doubles and nine RBI in 33 at-bats since his callup. The Cubs will keep using him until he slows down. It should happen before much longer, though.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 08:14:00 PM

Donnie Murphy went 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in the Cubs' 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Murphy has certainly come out of the gate swinging. Since being recalled on August 3, Murphy is 4-for-9 with three home runs and seven RBI. He's got an extensive track record of performing well below his current level of production, so he's heading toward a cliff in the near future. But it's worth riding him while he's hot in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 10:36:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of INF Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa.

Murphy is taking Julio Borbon's roster spot, who was designated for assignment Friday. The 29-year-old batted .265/.338/.457 at the Triple-A level and will provide infield depth.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Cubs signed INF Donnie Murphy to a minor league contract.

Murphy will report to Triple-A Iowa. The 29-year-old batted .219/.281/.379 with three home runs and a .661 OPS in 129 plate appearances with the Marlins last season and will serve as organizational depth.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:49:00 PM

Brewers released INF Donnie Murphy.

Murphy exercised the out-clause in his minor league contract after being told that he wouldn't make the team. The 30-year-old batted .239 (11-for-46) with two home runs, four doubles and six RBI in 24 games this spring.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Brewers signed INF Donnie Murphy to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes an invitation to spring training, where he'll compete for a utility job. Murphy batted just .216/.281/.379 over 52 games in 2012 for the Marlins.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 12:46:00 PM

Donnie Murphy has elected free agency.

Murphy was outrighted off the Marlins' 40-man roster earlier this week but has decided to look for a job elsewhere rather than accept a minor league assignment. The 29-year-old batted just .216/.281/.379 over 52 games in 2012.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 12:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2J.P. Arencibia
3Robinson Chirinos
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Jurickson Profar
2Donnie Murphy
3Josh Wilson
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Michael Choice
RF1Alex Rios
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Tanner Scheppers
5Martin Perez
6Colby Lewis
7Robbie Ross
8Joe Saunders
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Jason Frasor
5Shawn Tolleson
6Joseph Ortiz
7Pedro Figueroa