Tom Murphy

#2 C / Seattle Mariners / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 216 lb Age: 30 College: Buffalo Bats/Throws -/-

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Launches first homer

      Tom Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles.He took John Means deep in the second inning for his first homer of the year. Murphy has had a sluggish start to the year, ceding playing time to Luis Torrens in the process, but he appears to be turning things around at the plate a bit, as he's 4-for-13 over his last four games.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Being outpaced by Torrens

      Tom Murphy, who went 0-for-5 in a win over the Twins on Sunday, is now sporting a .188 average that pales in comparison to platoon mate Luis Torrens' .333 figure.Murphy and Torrens -- the latter filling the designated hitter spot -- were actually both in the lineup Sunday, marking the second time they've both made appearances in the same game thus far. While Torrens delivered his second multi-hit effort in three games, Murphy generated his third hitless performance in five 2021 contests. It's early and the sample size is small, but the disparity between the two position mates is at least worth keeping an eye on with respect to how playing time between them behind the dish may be affected as the season unfolds.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: On bench again Saturday

      Tom Murphy will sit Saturday against San Francisco.Murphy started behind the plate on Opening Day but has since gone on to sit twice in a row. Luis Torrens will make his second straight start in his absence.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Heads to bench

      Tom Murphy is not in the lineup Friday against the Giants.Murphy started Thursday's season opener but will cede the catcher spot to Luis Torrens in the second game of the season. It may take some time to determine the exact playing-time breakdown between those two, though the fact that Murphy is already sitting may indicate a fairly even split.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: First homer of spring

      Tom Murphy, starting at designated hitter for the second straight game, went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs overall in a Cactus League win over the Royals on Tuesday.The veteran backstop has ceded duties behind the dish to Luis Torrens the last two games while Murphy finishes recovering from a minor hip issue. The round tripper, part of a 15-hit barrage for Seattle, helped boost Murphy's spring average back over the Mendoza Line and marked his first time leaving the yard in exhibition play.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Back in action

      Tom Murphy (hip) will return to the lineup Monday against Arizona, batting fourth and serving as the designated hitter.Murphy was scratched Sunday with what was later revealed to be a hip issue. While it may take a few more days for him to get back behind the plate, his readiness for Opening Day doesn't appear to be threatened.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Pulled from Sunday's lineup

      Tom Murphy was scratched from Sunday's spring game against the Brewers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.No injury has been announced, so it's unclear if it's just a late lineup change of if the 29-year-old is dealing with some sort of issue. Luis Torrens will start in his place and will benefit should Murphy be forced to miss any real time.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Slow start at plate

      Tom Murphy, who missed all of 2020 due to a foot injury, is 1-for-11 with a walk and four strikeouts across his first five Cactus League games.The veteran backstop understandably has some rust to shed after last seeing seeing game action during the early stages of last year's summer camp. Murphy is projected to fill the slightly longer side of a platoon behind the dish alongside Luis Torrens, with the former initially expected to log a bit more than half the playing time at catcher.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Workload to be monitored early

      Tom Murphy, who missed all of the 2020 season with a broken bone in his foot, is fully recovered but will have his workload closely monitored, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.The veteran backstop was a pleasant surprise for the Seattle Mariners back in 2019, putting up career highs in doubles (12), home runs (18), RBI (40), walks (19) and runs (32) while slashing .273/.324/.535 across 281 plate appearances. There were consequently high hopes for Murphy heading into 2020, but a fracture suffered after fouling a ball off his foot multiple times during summer camp led to the lost season. Luis Torrens (back), acquired from the Padres at last year's trade deadline, impressed over his brief time with the Mariners and is also expected to receive a solid amount of playing time behind the dish in the coming campaign.

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      Mariners' Tom Murphy: Comes to terms with Seattle

      Tom Murphy signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Seattle Mariners on Friday to avoid arbitration.The 29-year-old was expected to start behind the plate for Seattle in 2020, but he missed the entirety of the season after fracturing his foot in July. Murphy is expected to work in a timeshare at catcher with Luis Torrens in 2021.