Murphy had a .292/.370/.333 slash line with one double through nine Cactus League games before spring training was suspended. The 34-year-old had an underwhelming .279/.328/.452 slash line with 13 home runs in 132 games during his first season with Colorado in 2019. Murphy is poised to again start at first base for the Rockies once play resumes this season.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Even with the Rockies opposing a right-handed starting pitcher (Adrian Houser) in the series finale, the lefty-hitting Murphy will take a seat as manager Bud Black looks to evaluate younger options. Unless he's used off the bench, Murphy will wrap up his first campaign in Colorado with a .279 average, 13 home runs, 78 RBI, 56 runs and a stolen base across 131 games.
Murphy is not starting Saturday against the Brewers. Murphy started Friday for the first time in a week but will head right back to the bench for Saturday's contest. Josh Fuentes starts at first base in his absence.
Murphy is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants. Murphy sits for a fifth straight game as the Rockies continue to turn to younger options at first base. Ryan McMahon is starting in his place Thursday, with Garrett Hampson covering the keystone and Yonathan Daza manning center field.
Murphy is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Giants. Murphy will stick on the bench for a fourth straight game as the Rockies continue to give looks to other players down the stretch. Josh Fuentes is once again starting at first base in place of Murphy on Wednesday.