Rockies catcher Tom Murphy (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com reports. Unsurprisingly, the Rockies will shut Murphy down after he strained his left shoulder in Saturday's game. Though Colorado is expected to bring Nick Hundley and Mike McKenry back next season, Murphy should be a candidate to contend for an Opening Day role with the Rockies in 2016 as the backup catcher. He's hit 23 homers and 27 doubles across three levels this season.
Rockies catcher Tom Murphy left Saturday's game with an apparent left shoulder injury, MLB.com reports. He hurt himself on a pickoff play, which he was thrown out on. Murphy was replaced by Dustin Garneau at catcher, and while the injury could mean that Murphy's 2015 season is over, he will be an intriguing sleeper candidate heading into 2016.
Rockies catcher Tom Murphy hit his first career home run Saturday, going 3 for 5 with two RBI in a 10-2 drubbing of the Padres. Murphy's showed good pop at the minor league level, hitting 20 home runs this season between Double-A and Triple-A. With primary catcher Nick Hundley on the 60-day disabled list, and 28-year-old Dustin Garneau possessing limited upside, look for Murphy to receive an uptick in playing time through the season.
Catcher Tom Murphy and outfielder-infielder Rosell Herrera were among the first batch of cuts for the Rockies on Saturday, per MLB.com. The team reassigned right-handed pitchers Justin Miller , Jose Ortega, Jorge Rondon and Gus Schlosser; left-handed pitchers Buddy Boshers, Yohan Flande and Jason Gurka.
The Rockies re-assigned pitchers Pedro Hernandez, Yohan Flande and Josh Sullivan and catchers Dustin Garneau and Tom Murphy down to minor-league camp on Sunday.