|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||435.00||14.00||.294||60.00||62.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||6||2||0|| .333|| .333|| .333|
|vs Sanchez (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||87||17||3|| .263|| .379|| .195|
|05/14/2013||Jose Veras, RP HOU|
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|David Murphy, LF TEX|
Matt Moore, SP TB
|05/14/2013||Derek Holland, SP TEX|
David Murphy, LF TEX
|Fernando Rodney, RP TB|
Desmond Jennings, CF TB
|05/14/2013||David Murphy, LF TEX|
Brandon Morrow, SP TOR
Andy Pettitte, SP NYY
|Ryan Cook, RP OAK|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
|Last 10 Games|
|David Murphy still hurting|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Rangers outfielder David Murphy continues to play through a bruised tailbone. He was in the starting lineup again Monday against the Athletics.
Murphy, who sustained the injury when he crashed into the left-field scoreboard at Minute Maid Park Saturday, admitted he is not at 100 percent.
"It's still hurts. but it's better," Murphy told MLB.com. "It's just another something you have to deal with over the course of a 162-game season."
Murphy entered Monday's series opener at Oakland riding a seven-game hitting streak. He is hitting .350 (7 for 20) with two home runs and four RBI over that span.
|David Murphy homers again|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Rangers outfielder David Murphy, who told reporters he was not 100 percent after colliding into the left-field scoreboard at Minute Maid Park Saturday, made his presence felt during Sunday's series finale against the Astros.
Murphy took starter Jordan Lyles deep for a two-run home run in the third inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in a 12-7 victory.
Murphy has homered twice in his last three games. He went 3 for 7 with a walk, three runs scored, two home runs and four RBI in his last three games -- all against Houston.
|David Murphy plays through tailbone injury|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Rangers outfielder David Murphy remained in the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros despite hurting his tailbone after crashing into the left-field scoreboard at Minute Maid Park Saturday. Murphy said he's not 100 percent, but he was good enough to play, according to ESPN.
"I felt like I lost my legs for a minute," Murphy said. "I lost my balance and went tailbone first into the wall."
Murphy is riding a season-high six-game hit streak. He's batting .375 (6 for 16) with one home run, two RBI and three doubles.
|David Murphy singles in return|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Rangers outfielder David Murphy returned after a stomach illness Monday in Chicago. Murphy had a single in the 9-2 loss.
He went 1 for 4 with a strikeout and is batting .180. Murphy has three hits in his last 10 appearances spanning 23 at-bats.
|David Murphy returns to starting lineup Monday|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Rangers outfielder David Murphy has returned to the team's starting lineup Monday.
Murphy has missed a few games due to ineffectiveness. Murphy also came down with a stomach illness, which extended his absence. Murphy will hit seventh and play left field against the Cubs Monday. He'll take on starter Scott Feldman. Murphy is hitting just .177/.233/.292 in 96 at-bats.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Waiver Wire: Crazy for Kazmir
Should owners be going all in on Scott Kazmir? Why should we believe in Mitch Moreland this time around? Our Nando Di Fino touches on that and some deeper-league waiver wire options.
Cruz's HR helps Rangers 'mate Ogando overcome A's
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday.
David Murphy still hurting
David Murphy homers again
|David Murphy's Fantasy contributions go largely unnoticed, as he usually pops up as a fill-in for an injured Nelson Cruz or Josh Hamilton before riding the season out as a starter and finding his way to about 425 at-bats. Once again, when given the shot at somewhat regular playing time last season, Murphy did not disappoint. He hit .304 in 457 at-bats with 15 home runs, 29 doubles and 10 steals. The at-bats were a career high and he may have played his way into a starting role. Murphy is 6-foot-4 and weighs 205 pounds, numbers that have many people not realizing he has some speed, having averaged 11 steals over the past four seasons, despite averaging only 428 at-bats. A full-time role for Murphy should result in a flirtation with 20 home runs, an average that could hover between .285 and .295 and something in the neighborhood of 15 steals. If Murphy starts, he could be a nice late-round sleeper for a third or fourth outfield position. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||DET||8:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/19/13||DET||8:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/20/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|5/21/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|