|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||410.00||12.00||.273||54.00||42.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||17||1||0|| .158|| .059|| .059|
|vs Cobb (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||333||88||6|| .325|| .387|| .264|
|12/20/2014||Erik Johnson, SP CHW|
David Murphy, RF CLE
|Albert Pujols, 1B LAA|
|12/17/2014||David Murphy, RF CLE|
David Robertson, RP CHW
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
|Doug Fister, SP WAS|
Michael Morse, 1B MIA
Nick Markakis, RF ATL
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|12/17/2014||Arismendy Alcantara, CF CHC||David Murphy, RF CLE|
Travis Snider, RF PIT
|Last 10 Games|
David Murphy's role unclear for Indians heading into season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4:53 pm ET) Indians outfielder David Murphy is heading into his second season with the club and is trying to figure out what his role will be with the team.
Murphy said Sunday he got the chance to speak with general manager Chris Antonetti when the team traded for Brandon Moss in December.
"Communication is huge just in general in this game," Murphy said. "It's nice to go into the season knowing how he feels, and I'm sure he's speaking for the front office and the coaching staff. Just having an idea of how they feel about it, and giving me a chance to voice my opinion in how I feel about it, the lines of communication are open. I definitely think that's a good thing. It's kind of hard to know at this point how things are going to fall into place."
Murphy, who hit .262 with eight home runs and 58 RBI in 2014, knows being traded is one option to find playing time.
"I think everybody can logically see that there's only so many spots out there for so many players," Murphy said. "I'm prepared to lose playing time, but not to the point where I'm going to get 150 at-bats. If that's the case, and that's the best-case scenario for them and for me, I'm open to [a trade]. But I feel like this team has a great chance to win, and for that reason, I would love to be here."
Indians manager Terry Francona said recently Murphy will be the right fielder in Cleveland to open the year.
"Well, it's hard to say right now, because we don't know how healthy Swish or Moss are," Francona said. "So right now, Murph's our right fielder. I don't know if that's going to change in the next month or not."
Indians' Francona: Right now, David Murphy is our right fielder
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/20/15) Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday outfielder David Murphy is penciled in as the starting right fielder since there are too many unknowns with Nick Swisher (knee) and Brandon Moss (hip) coming off surgeries.
"Right now, Murph's our right fielder," Francona said, per MLB.com.
Murphy started a team-high 109 games in right field for Cleveland in 2014. He hit .262 with eight home runs, 25 doubles and 58 RBI in 129 games.
David Murphy absent from Game 1 lineup Thursday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/11/14) Indians right fielder David Murphy is set to sit in the first game of the Thursday doubleheader against visiting Minnesota. Tyler Holt will man the position instead.
Murphy, who recently returned from an oblique injury, boasts a .263/.324/.384 stat line on the season. He is 3 for 9 since coming off the disabled list.
David Murphy back in action for Cleveland
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/5/14) The Indians have activated right fielder David Murphy from the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Aug. 9 with an abdominal injury.
Murphy returns with a stat line of .262/.324/.384. He has 55 RBI in 362 at-bats.
David Murphy homers in rehab debut
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/3/14) Indians outfielder David Murphy participated in Triple-A Columbus' playoff game Wednesday, going 1 for 3 with a two-run home run before coming out of the game.
Murphy is expected to play seven innings in his next rehab game, and he could potentially join the major-league roster this weekend.
|2014 summary: David Murphy settled in as the regular right fielder in his first season with the Indians, and he was able to maintain steady playing time despite an extended cold snap that lasted from May to July. Just as Murphy started to turn his season around in August, batting .387 in his first nine games in the month, he was dispatched to the disabled list with a strained oblique. Murphy returned in early September, and he finished with a .262 batting average, eight home runs and 58 RBI.|
Playing time status: Murphy will be in line for a starting role again in 2015, but the Indians have the depth to shift him to a fourth outfielder role if he does not produce.
2015 outlook: Though Murphy has managed to get fairly regular playing time the last few seasons, his Fantasy allure, which was never great to start with, is on the wane. He used to have some appeal as a mild power/speed threat, but he no longer provides much of either. He is strictly AL-only material at this point.
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