Tom Murphy has been on the disabled list at Triple-A Albuquerque with a strained left oblique to start the season.
Had Murphy been healthy, he could have served as a fill-in option for Nick Hundley, who is currently on MLB's 7-day DL with a concussion. However, Hundley will probably come off the DL before Murphy, meaning Murphy will get back in the swing of things at Triple-A and attempt to earn a call-up in May or June.
Tom Murphy was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Murphy is expected to land at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he'll see regular at-bats with an opportunity to learn the pitching staff. The 24-year-old had an 11-game cup of coffee with the Colorado Rockies last season, but he played primarily at the Double and Triple-A levels.
Tom Murphy is positioned to begin the season as the Colorado Rockies ' backup catcher behind Nick Hundley.
As Hundley's backup, Murphy could eventually see a significant share of the playing time, but Hundley's Coors Field driven resurrection at the plate last season may ultimately enable the Rockies to make a slow transition to making Murphy their eventual starter behind the plate. Murphy hit 23 homers across three levels last season, including three in 35 at-bats in the big leagues. In deeper leagues that require two starting catchers, Murphy may offer cheap pop even with Hundley in the fold in 2016.
Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the San Francisco 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.
Colorado 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.
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