John Ryan Murphy

C / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      John Ryan Murphy: Opts for free agency

      John Ryan Murphy refused his outright assignment to the minors and elected free agency Oct. 30, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Murphy was outrighted to the minors at the end of October following a disappointing 2020 season. The 29-year-old appeared in 25 games for the Pirates last year, posting a .433 OPS with two RBI and 28 strikeouts. He's made brief major-league appearances in each of the last eight seasons, but he's failed to generate much production and will likely serve as depth if he finds a new organization.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Outrighted to Triple-A

      John Ryan Murphy cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to the minors, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Murphy served as the Pittsburgh Pirates' backup backstop during the shortened season but did very little with his limited playing time, hitting .172/.226/.207 in 25 games. He's now failed to clear the Mendoza line in four of the last five campaigns and in five of his eight seasons in total, rendering him perhaps a better fit as minor-league depth than in a backup role.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Starting in first game of twin bill

      John Ryan Murphy will start at catcher and will bat ninth Monday in the first game of the Pittsburgh Pirates' doubleheader with the Reds.The clear No. 2 catcher on the roster behind Jacob Stallings, Murphy will be picking up his 15th start in the Pirates' 45th game of the season. The spotty playing time probably hasn't helped Murphy's efforts to settle into a groove at the plate, as he enters the twin bill with an ugly .186/.239/.233 slash line across 47 plate appearances on the campaign.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Back on bench

      John Ryan Murphy will return to a bench role for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.Murphy caught for Steven Brault in Tuesday's 4-0 series-opening loss, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts as Chicago's Lucas Giolito submitted MLB's first no-hitter of 2020. He'll retreat to the bench in favor of Jacob Stallings, who is seemingly locked in as the Pittsburgh Pirates' clear No. 1 backstop. Stallings will be making his eighth start in 10 games Wednesday.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Starting Saturday against Cards

      John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate and bat ninth against St. Louis on Saturday.He's getting the nod after starter Jacob Stallings caught Friday's night game. Murphy could make two or three weekly starts if manager Derek Shelton decides to rest Stallings on a regular basis. Murphy posted an .840 OPS in the PCL in 2019, but he's slashed just .219/.265/.357 in 622 at-bats at the major-league level.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Gets spot on roster

      The Pittsburgh Pirates added John Ryan Murphy to the 40-man roster Monday.Murphy looks poised to open the season as the Pirates' No. 2 catcher after Luke Maile was ruled out for 10-to-12 weeks after requiring surgery to address a fractured right index finger. Meanwhile, Jacob Stallings will head into Opening Day as the top backstop, but he's hardly entrenched in that role and could cede work to Murphy if he scuffles early on.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Included in pool

      Pittsburgh added John Ryan Murphy to its 60-man player pool.He's likely third on the team's depth chart behind Jacob Stallings and Luke Maile. While it's unlikely Murphy sees much playing time, he could provide fantasy streamers with pop when he does play. Murphy hit three homers in 19 spring at-bats, though that accounted for all of his hits during the first camp.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: All or nothing this spring

      John Ryan Murphy went 3-for-19 with three home runs during Grapefruit League action.Along with Luke Maile and Andrew Susac, Murphy is vying for the backup role to starting catcher Jacob Stallings. While the non-roster invitee could provide some pop if he wins the job, he's posted a career 39:193 BB:K while slashing .219/.265/.357 in parts of seven major-league seasons. Maile may hold the inside track for the job, as he has a history with new GM Ben Cherington from their time in Toronto. Maile is also already on the 40-man roster. In any case, Murphy could start the 2020 campaign at Triple-A, with a real shot of seeing action in Pittsburgh sometime during the summer.

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      Pirates' John Ryan Murphy: Invited to Pirates' camp

      John Ryan Murphy signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a non-roster invitee Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.Murphy fits best as a third catcher who only makes the roster in the event of an injury, as he owns a .219/.265/.357 slash line across parts of seven seasons, averaging less than 100 plate appearances per year. In 70 trips to the plate for the Diamondbacks and Braves last season, he hit a lopsided .175/.246/.413.

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      Braves' John Ryan Murphy: Fails to ink deal with Atlanta

      John Ryan Murphy was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves on Monday.Murphy appeared in 26 games during the 2019 season across stops with Arizona and Atlanta. He struggled to a .175 average to go with four home runs and seven RBI.