(12/16/2009) The Brewers re-signed injured reliever Mark DiFelice (shoulder surgery to repair labrum and rotator cuff) and reliever A.J. Murray on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Murray candidate for call-up?
(6/24/2009) From The Sports Xchange: Available on the Rangers' farm is left-hander A.J. Murray, who is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 24 games at Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma City.
(8/7/2008) Texas purchased the contract of outfielder Jason Ellison from Triple-A Oklahoma before its game against the New York Yankees and transferred left-hander A.J. Murray to the 60-day disabled list. Murray has been out since June 4 with a strained left rotator cuff. With David Murphy going to the disabled list, rookie Brandon Boggs will get most of Murphy's at-bats in left field.
Murray lands on DL Wednesday
(6/4/2008) The Rangers made a series of roster moves to help their overworked bullpen before Wednesday night's game against Cleveland, recalling right-hander Kameron Loe from Triple-A Oklahoma and purchasing the contract of right-hander Elizardo Ramirez from the same club. The Rangers also placed rookie left-hander A.J. Murray on the 15-day disabled list with a left rotator cuff strain and optioned infielder Travis Metcalf to Oklahoma.
Murray leaves start vs. Indians
(6/3/2008) Rangers rookie SP A.J. Murray left Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning with a shoulder injury. Murray had been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma to make his second career start, and his offense staked him to a 5-0 lead heading into the third. The Indians loaded the bases with nobody out, then got an RBI single from Ben Francisco. After Ryan Garko was retired on a popup, Rangers trainers and manager Ron Washington hurried to the mound and Murray said he could not continue. Frank Francisco came on in relief to get two outs and escape the bases-loaded jam. Murray was charged with one run and six hits in 2 1/3 innings.
(6/1/2008) Texas right-hander Vicente Padilla left the team Sunday, returning to his native Nicaragua to attend to what manager Ron Washington termed "a family personal matter." Padilla was scheduled to start Monday night for the Rangers against the Indians. Washington said rookie Doug Mathis will be moved up a day in the rotation to replace Padilla. Washington said he was hopeful Padilla would be back to start Tuesday night against Cleveland. If Padilla is away from the team for an extended period, Washington said left-hander A.J. Murray would be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to make Tuesday night's start. The Rangers probably would not have to open a roster spot for Murray because they would be given bereavement leave for Padilla, which would last from three to seven days.
Rangers in search for fifth SP
(5/11/2008) The Rangers placed right-handed pitcher Kevin Millwood on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin on Sunday before Texas' game against the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers called up right-hander Douglas Mathis from Triple-A Oklahoma to take Millwood's roster spot. Mathis is 5-0 with a 3.55 ERA in seven starts for Oklahoma, but will pitch in relief for Texas. The Rangers won't need another fifth starter until May 20 at Minnesota. A.J. Murray and Luis Mendoza are the likely candidates to join the rotation.
Murray officially sent to Triple-A
(5/8/2008) The Rangers optioned P A.J. Murray, who won in a start at Oakland on Saturday, back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. The move was expected with Kason Gabbard coming off the DL.
Feldman, not Murray, to start Friday
(5/6/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Rangers SP Scott Feldman will likely start the opener of the series in Arlington against Oakland on Friday, manager Ron Washington said. A.J. Murray was the other candidate to start, but will instead head back to Triple-A to make room for Kason Gabbard's return from the DL.
Murray does well with new pitch
(5/4/2008) SP A.J. Murray gave Texas its third straight solid starting pitching performance, allowing two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday at Oakland a day after being called up from the minors. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- and six hits, while walking two batters to get the win. His only other major-league win also came against the A's, in a relief outing last September. "Tonight I was really pounding the zone and getting groundballs with it," he said. "It was working really well. This game tonight was the most I ever threw a two-seamer in a game. It was working for me tonight. I was able to keep it down."
Murray summoned from Triple-A
(5/2/2008) The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starter Jason Jennings on the 15-day disabled list Friday night with soreness in his forearm. Texas recalled left-hander A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma to start Saturday at Oakland.
Murray gets the nod for Saturday
(4/30/2008) Texas Rangers right-hander Jason Jennings is headed to the disabled list with muscle soreness in his forearm. Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Jennings will head to the DL on Saturday when the Rangers will call up A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma to start at Oakland. Jennings left Tuesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals after throwing his second pitch of the third inning. "We're going to give him some time to recover," Daniels said. "We don't expect he'll be down long."
Murray, Feldman fill-in SP options
(4/30/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: The Rangers might have to consider bringing up lefty A.J. Murray to make Saturday's start at Oakland. Right-hander Scott Feldman, who threw 69 pitches in four innings Tuesday, could also be an option for Saturday. And if not Saturday, he would seem to be a strong candidate to make Sunday's start if Jason Jennings (elbow) is unavailable.
(3/9/2008) Rangers P A.J. Murray, who had three big league stints last year, struggled in his continuing audition Saturday for a possible open rotation spot with Texas. He allowed four runs on six hits in only two innings of work. "I'm sure with (the possible open rotation spot) in the back of my mind I go out there and try to do a little bit more," said Murray. "I feel great, better than ever. I think I'm just going out there trying to do a little bit too much right now."
Murray has one bad inning Monday
(3/3/2008) Rangers RP A.J. Murray started Monday's spring game against the Giants. He allowed two runs, two hits and two walks in one inning of work. He struck out one. It was his second spring start in place of the injured Brandon McCarthy (elbow).
Murray pitches two scoreless frames
(2/27/2008) The Rangers opted to start RP A.J. Murray during Wednesday's spring opener against the Royals. He pitched two scoreless innings, while walking two and striking out two.
Murray to get spot spring start
(2/26/2008) Texas right-hander Brandon McCarthy will not start the Rangers' spring training opener because of soreness in his elbow. Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday the injury was minor and McCarthy was being held back as a precaution. The Rangers open their spring schedule Wednesday against Kansas City. "He's good and strong and he's got a good mental attitude," Washington said. "We don't want to send him out there with something on his mind where he can't be free and he gets hurt for real." Left-hander A.J. Murray will start the Rangers' spring opener Wednesday against Kansas City. McCarthy said the elbow has bothered him about a week, and he had hoped it would clear up in time to face the Royals. "We're still in February," McCarthy said. "There's no need to rush anything. I'd be concerned if this were March 25."
Murray becomes Rangers' 15th SP
(9/30/2007) Rangers SP A.J. Murray allowed four runs -- three earned -- and five hits in six innings during Sunday's loss to the Mariners. The rookie struck out five and walked two in his second major league start for the Rangers. Murray was the 15th and final pitcher to start a game this season for the Rangers.
Rangers turn to Murray on Sunday
(9/29/2007) Rangers SP A.J. Murray will get the season's final start on Sunday against the Mariners. Manager Ron Washington said "it's based on merit as much as anything." Murray started his first big-league game Tuesday against Los Angeles and did not allow a run until the fifth, getting a no-decision.
Murray starts over Galarraga, Padilla
(9/29/2007) In the season finale Sunday at the Mariners, the Rangers will start LHP A.J. Murray, who gave the team five solid innings in his first major league start Tuesday. Murray may be backed up by RHP Armando Galarraga or RHP Vicente Padilla.
Rangers have four choices for Sunday
(9/28/2007) RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Vicente Padilla and LHP A.J. Murray are the top candidates to start the Rangers' season finale Sunday at The Mariners, reports The Sports Xchange. Even RHP Brandon McCarthy, who was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled start, might start.
(9/25/2007) Rangers LHP A.J. Murray yielded five hits over five innings in his first career start Tuesday against the Angels, striking out four and walking one. The 25-year-old was starting in place of the injured Brandon McCarthy.
A.J. Murray to start Tuesday
(9/25/2007) Rangers LHP A.J. Murray will start Tuesday against Los Angeles, reports The Sports Xchange. Murray, who is expected to be on a 65-70 pitch limit, will be the 15th different pitcher to start for the Rangers this season. It will be the first major league start of Murray's career. Murray is stepping in for RHP Brandon McCarthy, who has been scratched.
Murray gets rare relief victory
(9/9/2007) A.J. Murray (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits in three innings of relief for his first major league victory Saturday.
Rangers call up OF Guzman, RP Murray
(9/4/2007) The Texas Rangers called up OF Freddy Guzman and RP A.J. Murray from the minors on Tuesday.
Rangers send Murray to Triple-A
(8/22/2007) The Rangers recalled infielder Travis Metcalf from Triple-A Oklahoma on Wednesday and optioned left-handed reliever A.J. Murray to the same club.
Rangers call up RP Murray
(7/31/2007) The fire-saled Rangers recalled LHP A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma.
Murray optioned back to minors
(5/17/2007) The Rangers purchased the contract of infielder Ramon Vazquez from Triple-A Oklahoma and optioned pitcher A.J. Murray to Oklahoma on Thursday.
Rangers recall two RP
(5/15/2007) The Rangers recalled RP Scott Feldman and SP A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma on Tuesday to take the roster spots of SP Kevin Millwood (calf) and RP Ron Mahay (ribcage), who both were placed on the 15-day DL.
Murray optioned by Rangers
(3/22/2007) The Rangers optioned LHP A.J. Murray to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Rangers sign batch to prospects
(2/8/2007) The Rangers tendered a few contracts Thursday. Among them: Joaquin Arias, Scott Feldman, Omar Beltre, Alexi Ogando, left-hander A.J. Murray, Freddy Guzman and catcher Chris Stewart. Arias, who came to Texas in the Alex Rodriguez trade with the Yankees three years ago but is stuck behind All-Star Michael Young, will spend time this spring learning how to play center field to boost his chances of making the big league roster. He spent most of last season with Triple-A Oklahoma but played in six games with the Rangers.
Rangers add Murray, Ogando to 40-man
(11/26/2006) The Texas Rangers purchased the contracts of LHP A.J. Murray from Triple-A Oklahoma of the PCL and RHP Alexi Ogando from the Rangers of the Dominican Summer League.