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David Murphy (LF,RF,DH)

Cleveland Indians - 1% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L
Four-hit day for David Murphy

Sun, May 10th 5:27pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

RF David Murphy went 4-for-4 with a double and three singles vs Trevor May and the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: David Murphy has been mainly restricted to pinch-hitting duties since Nick Swisher returned from the DL. After yesterday's pinch-hit home run and today's four hits, Murphy is proving that he can produce in whatever role the Indians need. The left-hander is currently hitting .298.


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David Murphy hit a two-run homer with his only plate appearance in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Terry Francona said that one of the things he likes best about David Murphy is that he "is always ready to hit". As a left-handed bench hitter for a prodominantly left-handed lineup, Murphy will not see that many at-bats but he is certainly making the most of his limited opportunities. This was his third home run of the season. With Nick Swisher at DH, Murphy (& Ryan Rayburn) will go back to being 'hitters off the bench' rather than platoon partners.


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DH / OF David Murphy singled and ground into a double-play before being replaced by the right-handed Ryan Raburn.

Fantasy Impact: It cannot be easy for David Murphy as the left-handed half of the DH platoon within the Indians' lefty-heavy lineup. He has a .245 AVG (12-for-49) with two solo home runs. With Nick Swisher due back on Tuesday and Terry Francona's desire to have extra bullpen arms, there could be some tough roster moves to be made.


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Outfielder David Murphy went 2-for-2 with a walk against the Brewers in the final Cactus League game.

Fantasy Impact: David Murphy entered Spring Training knowing that the addition of Brandon Moss could be the end of his tenure with the Indians. However, with Nick Swisher starting the season on the DL, Murphy should find plenty of early season At-bats at DH and in the outfield. Despite his final spring stats being less than impressive - 53 AB, 4 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, .245 AVG - he could be a sneaky pick up in the first few weeks.


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David Murphy was in good form in Sunday's Cactus League victory over the Padres, going 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Injuries and illness have plagued the Indians' spring camp but at the moment it appears that 33 year old David Murphy is most likely to secure the 4th outfielder job.


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David Murphy eyes bench spot

Fri, Mar 13th 7:19am EDT
By Tom

Ryan Raburn left Thursday's game with a knee injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: David Murphy is all but assured to break camp with the Indians. He had been battling Ryan Raburn for the 4th outfielder spot.


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