Murphy was traded to the Mariners from the Giants on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Murphy was claimed off waivers by the Giants at the start of this week but didn't make the Opening Day roster and was designated for assignment shortly thereafter. The only other catchers on Seattle's 40-man roster are Omar Narvaez and David Freitas -- who was optioned to Triple-A -- so Murphy will now have a chance to serve as the backup catcher. According to Greg Johns of, Murphy will draw his first start in a Mariners uniform on Sunday in the series finale against the Red Sox.

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