1B,2B - FA
Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy officially became a free agent on Wednesday.
Murphy and the Rockies had a $12 million mutual option, which Colorado declined. The aging first baseman will receive a $6 million buyout instead. Murphy hit just .236 with three homers in 40 games with the Rockies in 2020. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year deal somewhere.
Daniel Murphy went hitless in three at bats in the Rockies' 1-0 loss to the Padres on Labor Day.
We got excited when Murphy got off to a strong start this season. His swing always seemed tailor-made for Coors Field. It just hasn't happened, however. Murphy hasn't homered since August 7th and has posted a .648 OPS for the season.
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double as the Rockies were shut out by the Padres on Monday.
Murphy got off to a torrid start at the plate this summer but he has since cooled off. Overall the lefty swinging first baseman is batting .276 with three homers, 15 RBI, and a .712 OPS. He's still interesting when the Rockies are playing at home, but that's about it at this point.
Daniel Murphy went 0-for-4 in the Rockies' 2-1 loss to the Astros on Monday night.
Murphy is just 1-for-15 over his last four games. It's a mini-slump and nothing to be overly worried about. The 35-year-old is having a nice bounce-back year overall, batting .294 with three homers and 13 RBI.
Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy is not in the lineup for the team's Wednesday afternoon matchup against Luke Weaver and the Diamondbacks.
With the Rockies having a day game after a night game Wednesday and a day off on Thursday, the veteran Murphy is likely just getting a couple of days off to keep him fresh.