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19 David Murphy LF
Height/Weight: 6-4/210 | Birthdate: 10/18/1981 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Los Angeles | College: Baylor | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,775,000 | Owned/Started%: 5/3 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Angels acquire David Murphy from Indians for Eric Stamets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) The Indians traded outfielder David Murphy to the Angels prior to Tuesday's game. 

Murphy was scratched from the lineup, leading to speculation that a deal was in the works. CBSSports.com's baseball insider Jon Heyman reports that the Indians will receive Eric Stamets from the Angels. 

Murphy is hitting .296 with .781 OPS for the Indians this year. He's started games in left field, right field and DH. 

Stamets, a shortstop, was hitting .248 at Double-A Arkansas. 


David Murphy pulled from Indians' lineup, trade with Angels brewing


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Indians designated hitter David Murphy was pulled from the starting lineup prior to Tuesday's game. 

The reason for his being scratched wasn't made apparent. It's possible he's the subject of trade negotiations. A report from the Los Angeles Times said that the Angels were close to finalizing a deal to acquire Murphy.

Jason Kipnis moves from second base to DH to replace Murphy, and Mike Aviles entered the lineup at second base. 


Indians DH David Murphy not in Saturday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) With the Indians playing in a National League ballpark Saturday, designated hitter David Murphy was held out of the lineup at Cincinnati, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Murphy played left field in Friday's loss. Murphy is hitting .226 with three doubles and five RBI in his last 13 games.


Brandon Moss gets Sunday off for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Indians right fielder Brandon Moss is not in Sunday's starting lineup. Moss has started 67 games in right, including seven of the last eight and 12 of the last 14. 

David Murphy gets the call in right for the ninth time this year and second in the last four games. 


Indians DH David Murphy delivers key double in Wednesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Indians designated hitter David Murphy has been hitting all season like he wants to shed his platoon tag. And Wednesday against Houston, he was given a chance to stay in the game against a sidearming left-hander and he delivered.

Murphy slammed a critical two-run double off the fence in right field against Joe Thatcher in the eighth inning to turn a 2-2 tie into a 4-2 win. It was his second two-bagger of the game and sweetened his slash line to .333/.375/.500.


David Murphy gives Indians early lead in 2-0 win Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Indians outfielder David Murphy went 2 for 3 with an RBI-double in the first inning of Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Astros. Murphy put the Indians up early with his run-scoring two-bagger.

Murphy had gone 17 games since the last time he hit a double, but he is batting .360 over his last 11 games (seven starts). 


Indians DH David Murphy given day off Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Indians designated hitter David Murphy was not in the lineup for Thursday's game at Tampa Bay, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group. He was replaced by Ryan Raburn, who will bat fourth.

Murphy is hitting .375 with two home runs and five RBI in his last 11 games.

The Indians are favored (-120) at Tampa Bay on Thursday.


David Murphy hits two-run homer in Indians' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Indians DH David Murphy hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over Tampa. 

Murphy went 1 for 4 and has 5 hits in his last 10 at bats. His eighth inning homer was fifth of the year and first since June 22. He now has 21 RBI. 


Indians LF David Murphy records four hits in loss to Orioles


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Indians left fielder David Murphy was the lone bright spot during his team's 8-0 loss to the Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday.

Murphy went a perfect 4 for 4, and boosted his batting average to .336 on the season. 

Murphy is on a bit of a hot streak, getting seven hits in his last 13 at-bats.


Indians OF David Murphy delivers pinch-hit HR on Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Indians outfielder David Murphy delivered a pinch-hit solo home run off Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning Monday, but it was not enough to rally Cleveland in a 8-5 loss. It was the fourth pinch-hit home run of his career, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

Monday's home run also ended a 34-game drought without a home run. Murphy is batting .333 (11 for 33) with one triple, one home run, four doubles, five RBI, six runs, two walks and eight strikeouts in his last 14 games (nine starts).


Indians' David Murphy starts at DH for Nick Swisher


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) The Indians will start David Murphy at designated hitter in Saturday's game. Murphy plays DH for the second time in 17 games.

He replaces Nick Swisher, who has a team-high 25 starts at DH. 


Indians DH David Murphy notches 10th multi-hit game of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Indians designated hitter David Murphy continued his hot hitting in his team's 9-3 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.

Murphy went 2 for 4 with a run scored. The multi-hit performance was Murphy's 10th of the season.

Murphy is hitting an impressive .331 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.


David Murphy to DH instead of Nick Swisher on Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) The Indians will turn to David Murphy to be their designated hitter for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Murphy will bat fifth instead of Nick Swisher during the contest. Murphy will face Taijuan Walker, who he is 0 for 3 against in his career. Murphy is hitting .438 with five RBI in his last eight games.

The Indians are the favorites (-160) over the Mariners on Wednesday.


David Muprhy, Mike Aviles in Indians lineup Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) David Murphy will start at left field and Mike Aviles will start at shortstop for the Indians on Sunday against the Orioles. 

Both players were absent from the starting lineup on Saturday, though Aviles came in for a pinch-hitting opportunity in the eighth inning and finished the game. 

Murphy will hit third and Aviles will bat ninth. 


Nick Swisher in, David Murphy out of Indians lineup Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Outfielder David Murphy is among the hottest hitters on an Indians team that has struggled to score runs recently. But he is out of the lineup against a right-hander Saturday.

Murphy will sit with Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound while struggling Nick Swisher serves as the designated hitter.

The former has six hits in his last 13 at-bats to sweeten his stat line on the year to .325/.361/.465. Swisher continues to disappoint with a 1-for-18 slide that has dropped his average from .243 to .205.


David Murphy doubles in two-hit night for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Indians left fielder David Murphy went 2 for 3 in Friday's loss to Baltimore. 

Murphy had the only extra base hit of the night for the Indians, with his seventh double of the year. 


Indians' David Murphy rips two-run double in win on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Making just his third start in the last nine games, Indians slugger David Murphy went 1 for 4 with a two-run double in the 6-2 win over the Royals on Thursday. Murphy has been seeing sporadic playing time lately, and has been struggling at the plate.

Murphy's double went over the head of Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain to give the Indians a 4-0 lead.

"I knew I hit it well, but he's such a good center fielder," said Murphy, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "You don't exhale until you see the ball fall. Especially in that situation with runners on, you want to get them in.

In that nine-game stretch, Murphy is batting .250 (5 for 20) with Thursday's two-bagger accounting for his only extra-base hit in that span.


Carlos Santana out of Indians lineup on Friday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Seattle. 

Santana will be replaced at first for the second straight game by Brandon Moss, who moves from right to make his sixth start of the year at first base. 

David Murphy moves into right field to replace Moss, for his fifth start there this year. 


Indians David Murphy will have extended role against Rangers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Indians' David Murphy will start in right field for just the fourth time this season on Wednesday against the Rangers. 

Murphy, who sees the majority of his playing time as a designated hitter, is hitting .322 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 93 at-bats this season.


David Murphy slots in as DH for Indians on Monday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) David Murphy will step into the DH role on Monday as the Indians face the Rangers, just the second time in nine games that Murphy will be in that role. 

Murphy will hit fifth in Cleveland's lineup against Texas starter Phil Klein. He has only faced Klein once, but has a hit in that lone at-bat. Murphy is hitting .529 with two doubles and two RBIs from the five-hole. 

Two other Indians starters, Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley, have also just faced Klein once, and both have hit solo home runs against the pitcher. 


Nick Swisher, Ryan Raburn not in Indians' lineup for Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Both Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn are not in the Indians' lineup for Saturday, as Michael Brantley will start in left field and bat third and David Murphy will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup.

Rayburn, a utility outfielder, suffered a bruised knee in Friday's game while Swisher returned from the disabled list in early May and had DH'd in eight of the Indians' 10 games before Saturday.

Indians DH David Murphy elevated to fifth in Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) A favorable matchup has Indians designated hitter David Murphy batting fifth Wednesday for just the second time all season.

Murphy is set to face St. Louis veteran right-hander John Lackey, against whom he is batting .440 (11-for-25) lifetime.


Indians CF Michael Bourn not starting Tuesday vs. Cardinals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday. There is no mention of an injury or other issue here, so it looks like manager Terry Francona is just giving the struggling Bourn a day off. Bourn has actually seen his batting average rise to .218, as he is currently riding a very modest three-game hit streak.

Michael Brantley is moving over to center field, while David Murphy handles left field. Brandon Moss returns to the starting lineup after being rested on Sunday. He will bat fourth and play right field.


David Murphy goes 4 for 4 in Indians' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) David Murphy got a rare start in right field and made the most of it in the Indians' win on Sunday. 

Murphy went 4 for 4, improving his average to .298. He hit his third double of the season. 

"It's a weird game in the fact that my first at-bat wasn't great," Murphy said. "I got one to kind of fall in, and was just kind of able to build momentum from there."


Nick Swisher could play field for Indians soon


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Since returning from the disabled list, Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher has played designated hitter. Manager Terry Francona said that could change soon.

"I've thought about that a lot," Francona said, "trying to figure out when is right and when is not. At some point, he'll play the outfield."

Swisher's playing time will impact David Murphy, who is likely to see more time on the bench. "We told Murphy, 'You're going to have to be a little patient,'" Francona said. "And he will."