Murphy is expected to be demoted Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

A .277/.327/.406 hitter at the major league level last year, he has looked lost in the early going this season, going 3-for-40 with one extra-base hit. It sounds like the Twins will hit the reset button with Murphy and bring Juan Centeno up to serve as the backup to starter Kurt Suzuki. Murphy is still just 24 (he turns 25 next week), so not all hope is lost for the future by any means.

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