by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/14/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy is not in the starting lineup Friday.
Murphy will be replaced by Leonys Martin in left field. Murphy has been playing a ton recently, so this is likely just a routine day off. He's hitting .208/.264/.376 in 221 at-bats this season.
David Murphy has 14 RBI in last 19 games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy homered, walked once and scored twice during Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Murphy has homered four times and driven in 14 runs in his last 19 games (16 starts).
However, he's batting .243 (18 for 74) in his last 19 games.
David Murphy pitches scoreless inning
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/4/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy started out in left field Tuesday during a 17-5 loss in Boston. He finished the game on the mound for Texas.
Murphy pitched the final inning for the Rangers and, unlike four Texas pitchers Tuesday, didn't give up a run. Murphy needed 20 pitches to allow a double and strike out in relief.
David Murphy continues offensive surge
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy doubled and drove in three runs Saturday against the Mariners. It was the third straight game he managed multiple RBI and the fourth time in six outings.
Murphy is batting .381 (8 for 21) with one double, two home runs and 11 RBI in his last six games. Murphy is batting .328 (19 for 58) with a .603 slugging percentage, .969 OPS, four doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI in his last 19 games (15 starts).
David Murphy has four HRs in last 17 games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday against the Athletics, leading Texas to a 3-1 win. It was his sixth home run and second in four games.
Murphy is batting .314 (16 for 51) with three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI in his last 17 games (14 starts).
David Murphy homers while hitting second
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Rangers manager Ron Washington placed outfielder David Murphy in the No. 2 spot in the batting order for the second-consecutive night Sunday. Murphy responded with his fifth home run of the season against the Tigers.
Murphy's three-run home run in the fifth inning gave the Rangers a one-run lead. He finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored and four RBI in an 11-8 victory.
"I'm going to try to keep [Murphy] there so he doesn't have to wait around to get at-bats and he can be involved in the game right away," Washington told MLB.com before the game. "Maybe that'll start getting him going."
Murphy, who never hit second last season, is batting .215 with five homers and 16 RBI.
David Murphy still hurting
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) 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 (5/13/2013) 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 (5/12/2013) 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 (5/6/2013) 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 (5/6/2013) 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.
David Murphy plays a few innings
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy saw his first action since Friday in Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox. He came on for Jeff Baker in the sixth inning and went 1 for 1 with a single in the 4-3 win.
Murphy has been dealing with a stomach virus.
"It might be a day or two before I'm completely back to normal," he told MLB.com before the game. "I tried to play through one of these things in Anaheim last year and almost threw up on the way to the plate."
David Murphy missing for Rangers
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy continues to suffer from a stomach virus and was left out of the lineup Sunday against Boston. He is considered day to day at this time.
The Rangers are starting Jeff Baker in left in Murphy's abence. Murphy has struggled to a .168 batting average over 28 games this season.
David Murphy has stomach virus
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy is dealing with a stomach virus and is considered day to day, FOX Sports reports. Murphy was not in the lineup Saturday against Boston.
Murphy's bat has been brutal this season with a .168 average and .225 on-base percentage over 28 games.
David Murphy out of the lineup for fourth straight game
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013)David Murphy is out of the Rangers' lineup Friday against Boston, Fox Sports Southwest reports.
Murphy has not started since April 28. The left-hander is off to a dreadful start, as he owns a .174/.232/.293 line in 92 at-bats. He has been replaced by right-hander Jeff Baker in the last four games.
Baker is a lefty-masher, with an .858 OPS against lefties compared to just .651 against righties for his career. Murphy, meanwhile, has recorded five of his six extra-base hits and both of his home runs against right-handed pitchers this season. Each of the Rangers' last four opponents have started left-handed pitchers, and it's hard to judge Murphy's absence in favor of Baker as a coincidence.
David Murphy benched for third straight game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Rangers left fielder David Murphy was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Thursday, with Jeff Baker drawing the start against left-hander Hector Santiago. Murphy has been stuck at in a slump, hitting .174/.224/.293 in 98 plate appearances.
"There is no question I’m slumping," Murphy told the Dallas Morning News. "When we try to put the best possible lineup out there against a left-hander, at least right now, it doesn’t include me. I understand it and I’m going to keep working through it."
April struggles nothing new for David Murphy
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy is used to hitting poorly in April, ESPN reports. Murphy is a career .228 hitter during the first month of the season.
That said, Murphy is having his roughest April since 2010 when he had just six hits over 37 at-bats for a .162 average. He's hitting .176 as the Rangers ready for their final game in April on Tuesday against Chicago.
Murphy, who starts full time in left field, is batting .155 against right-handed pitchers and .212 against lefties. That said, he's only struck out 15 times over 91 at-bats with six walks for a .295 on-base percentage.
David Murphy inching closer to Mendoza Line
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy's batting average has remained below .200 since the second game of the season, but the 31-year-old is getting close to Mendoza Line again. Murphy is batting .292 (7 for 24) in his last six games, raising his season average from .151 to .195.
Murphy also has a home run, two doubles, three RBI and five runs in his last six games. Murphy had a double, triple, home run and four RBI in his first 14 games.
David Murphy given some rest
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Rangers manager Ron Washington gave David Murphy the night off Tuesday in Los Angeles, ESPN reports. Jeff Baker started in left field instead. Murphy has been in the lineup just about every day for the Rangers.
The 31-year-old is struggling, batting .194 over 67 at-bats. He's homered twice and driven in six runs but has a .239 on-base percentage.
David Murphy returns to Rangers' lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy is in the starting lineup Thursday.
Murphy had Tuesday off, and was slated to return Wednesday, but the game was postponed. Murphy is off to a slow start, hitting .160/.208/.280 in 53 plate appearances. He will hit sixth against Carlos Villanueva.
David Murphy resting low batting average
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy was given a rest Tuesday night in Chicago. With a left-handed starter for the Cubs and Murphy batting .160, manager Ron Washington got him more time off, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Texas was off Monday so Murphy is getting two days of rest for the price of missing one game with Jeff Baker starting in left field. The 31-year-old has gone 1 for 12 in his last three outings and has four RBI and eight strikeouts over his first 50 at-bats.
David Murphy hits one out
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy hit his first home run of the season Sunday night against the Angels.
He took starter Jered Weaver deep for a solo shot in his first at-bat and finished 1 for 3 with a walk in the 7-3 win.
Murphy has gone 4 for 22 (.182) through six games with three RBI.
Texas plays Tampa Bay and Seattle in Week 2 (April 8-14).
David Murphy collects first RBI of 2013
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy reached base twice on opening day against the Astros Sunday night. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI and a walk in the 8-2 loss. Murphy plated Ian Kinsler with a single in the sixth inning.
Murphy batted .313 with two homers, eight RBI and a .453 slugging percentage in 24 Cactus League games this spring.
David Murphy deserves a better ADP
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/25/2013) Rangers outfielder David Murphy hit .304 last year, with 15 home runs and 10 steals in 457 at-bats. He enters 2013 with a starting job in a solid offense. So why is he being drafted after players like Jon Jay and Paul Maholm?
Given 550 at-bats, Murphy -- a career .285 hitter who has managed double digits in both home runs and steals in each of the last three years, despite limited playing time -- could hit 20 home runs and steal 15 bases. These numbers make him a viable fourth or fifth outfielder in mixed formats, as opposed to the 294th player taken in Roto formats.
It might just be that outfield is deep this year, but Murphy seems to be perenially underappreciated and should be sporting an ADP at least 50 spots better.
David Murphy homers Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Rangers left fielder David Murphy homered off a 1-0 pitch from Dodgers reliever Brandon League on Saturday for his first home run of the spring. Murphy led off what would be a four-run inning for the Rangers, with League responsible for all four earned runs of a 4-0 Rangers win.
Murphy, who also added a single, is hitting .326 this spring. He's scheduled to be the Rangers' regular left fielder this season.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) Texas outfielder David Murphy is out to prove he can play left field everyday this season for the Rangers, reports ESPN. Slated to be the everyday left fielder, Murphy showed he was solid defensively and better than advertised against left-handed pitching. Now, he wants to do that on a grander scale. I want to be as complete a player as I possibly can, Murphy said. I still there theres a challenge against lefties. What I did last year was against a small sample size. Id like to see if I can do it against a bigger sample size.
Murphy avoids arbitration
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/21/2013) The Rangers announced Monday they avoided arbitration with outfielder David Murphy by agreeing to a one-year deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Murphy has job to lose
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/14/2013) ESPN reports outfielder David Murphy heads into 2013 as the unchallenged starter in left field for Texas, which is the first time since he was traded to the Rangers in 2007 this has happened. Id like to think I have a lock on the job and last year was obviously a good year, but Im continuing wanting to build on what Ive done, Murphy said. Murphy is happy with the defensive improvements he has made. I think the defensive side of it, I knew what I was capable of," Murphy said. "I had done it before, but struggled to do it at the major league level. I think I answered some questions last year. Performance against lefties, thats something I need to buckle down on and prove I can be consistent and that last year was no fluke.