• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Angels outfielder David Murphy held out of Monday's lineup

    Angels outfielder David Murphy is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Murphy has seen the majority of the left field starts lately, riding a six-game hitting streak that's raised his average to .287, but he'll take a seat Monday. Shane Victorino will get the start in left in his place and bat seventh.

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    Angels OF David Murphy homers in consecutive games

    Angels outfielder David Murphy went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in a 3-1 loss to Seattle on Wednesday. That is now back-to-back games in the leadoff spot and back-to-back games with a home run. If he continues to hit leadoff, his value would rise exponentially, as he'll hit in front of Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Prior to being moved to the leadoff spot, Murphy was just 2 for 17, so it was probably a confidence booster for the lefty as well.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Angels acquire David Murphy from Indians for Eric Stamets

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

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

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Indians DH David Murphy not in Saturday's lineup

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Brandon Moss gets Sunday off for Indians

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Indians DH David Murphy delivers key double in Wednesday win

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

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

    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).

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Indians DH David Murphy given day off Thursday

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    David Murphy hits two-run homer in Indians' win

    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.