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Mariners' Tom Murphy: Suffers setback in recovery
Murphy (shoulder) has suffered a setback in his recovery process, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The Mariners were hopeful that Murphy would be able to return from the injured list during the team's weekend series in Boston since the backstop recently took swings in the batting cage and caught a bullpen session. However, he won't be back in action this weekend following his setback. It's not yet clear whether Murphy will be in the mix to be activated once the Mariners return home early next week.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Could return for Boston series
Murphy (shoulder) continues to take swings in the batting cage and is expected to catch a bullpen session Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Manager Scott Servais said he's optimistic that Murphy will be ready to return from the 10-day injured list at some point during the Mariners' upcoming series in Boston that begins Thursday. Once Murphy is activated, he's expected to form a timeshare at catcher with Luis Torrens. The Mariners will likely send Cal Raleigh to Triple-A Tacoma whenever Murphy is deemed ready to go.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Takes swings Friday
Murphy (shoulder) took swings in the cage Friday, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Murphy has been on the injured list with a dislocated left shoulder for nearly a week, and manager Scott Servais said Friday that the backstop isn't yet feeling 100 percent. The Mariners are currently on a road trip that runs through next Sunday, and Servais indicated that it's possible Murphy will be able to return sometime late in the road trip.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Placed on 10-day IL
Murphy (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Murphy suffered a dislocated left shoulder Friday against the Rays, and manager Scott Servais said that the backstop will be out for a while. While a timetable for Murphy's return isn't yet clear, Cal Raleigh was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to provide catching depth behind Luis Torrens.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Slated to miss time
Manager Scott Servais said Friday that Murphy (shoulder) will be out for a while, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
Murphy was removed from Friday's loss to the Rays after sustaining a dislocated left shoulder, and the backstop will presumably land on the injured list following Servais' update. Cal Raleigh is a likely candidate to rejoin the major-league club as catching depth behind Luis Torrens.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Exits with dislocated shoulder
Murphy left Saturday's game against the Rays with a dislocated left shoulder.
He was recently dealing with neck spasms, and now he will presumably need a stint on the injured list. Luis Torrens replaced him behind the dish. Cal Raleigh could be summoned from Triple-A if Murphy is indeed set for an extended absence.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Back in action Friday
Murphy (neck) is starting at catcher and batting ninth Friday against the Rays.
The 31-year-old was scratched from Thursday's lineup with neck spasms, but his absence will be limited to only one game. Murphy has a .946 OPS for the season but is 0-for-8 with three walks and six strikeouts across his last six contests.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Dealing with neck spasms
Murphy was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to neck spasms, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The injury is not expected to hold Murphy out long term, and the hope is that he can return at some point during the team's weekend series against the Rays. Even so, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Luis Torrens draw a start behind the plate Friday to allow Murphy an additional day of rest.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Scratched Thursday
Murphy was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rays for undisclosed reasons, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Murphy was slated to return to the Mariners' lineup after sitting Wednesday. Luis Torrens -- already in the lineup as the designated hitter -- is now behind the plate, while Adam Frazier enters the lineup to hit ninth and serve as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Takes seat Wednesday
Murphy is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
Murphy started in three of the past four games, but he went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts and two walks over that stretch to drop his season average to .323. He should see a slight uptick in opportunities following the recent demotion of Cal Raleigh to Triple-A Tacoma, but Luis Torrens looks like Option 1A behind the plate for the Mariners at this time.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Remains on bench
Murphy will sit Friday against the Marlins.
Murphy seemed like he could be in line for a larger share of catching duties after Cal Raleigh was optioned Thursday. That hasn't been the case thus far, however, as it's been Luis Torrens who's gotten the start in two straight games.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Not starting Thursday
Murphy isn't starting Thursday against the Rays.
Murphy should see an uptick in playing time behind the dish after Cal Raleigh was sent down Thursday, but he'll get a day off in the series finale against Tampa Bay. Luis Torrens will start at catcher and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Continues raking Saturday
Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Royals on Saturday.
The veteran backstop continued to rip the cover off the ball in Saturday's 13-run breakout, authoring his first multi-hit effort since his first start of the season. Murphy has made the most of his seven appearances thus far, producing a .421 average and 1.174 OPS across his first 24 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Scores thrice in Friday's win
Murphy went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs in a win over the Astros on Friday.
The hot-hitting catcher pushed his average and on-base percentage to .500 and .636, respectively, with his highly active day at the plate and on the basepaths. The sample size of 11 plate appearances on the season for Murphy is miniscule, but it's nevertheless encouraging to see the veteran backstop hit safely in each of his first three games after producing a disappointing .202/.304/.350 slash line across 97 games a season ago.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Homers, scores twice
Murphy went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored in a 4-3 win Saturday in Minnesota.
Murphy walked and scored in the third and hit a solo home run in the fifth off starter Sonny Gray. It was the season debut for Murphy, as Cal Raleigh started on Opening Day. Murphy is a defense-first catcher but has hit for power at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Avoids arbitration with Seattle
Murphy signed a one-year, $1.575 million contract with the Mariners on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
Murphy is in his second year of arbitration eligibility after splitting time behind the plate with Cal Raleigh and Luis Torrens last season. Murphy hit .202/.304/.350 with 11 home runs in 34 RBI in 97 games, and the Mariners are entering 2022 with the same group of catchers.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Sitting Sunday
Murphy is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Cal Raleigh starts behind the dish in a must-win game for the Mariners, who still have a chance at a wild card berth. Murphy will be available off the bench as a potential pinch hitter or defensive replacement.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: On bench Wednesday
Murphy isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.
Murphy had started each of the last three games, and he went 1-for-9 with two runs, an RBI and a walk. Cal Raleigh will start behind the dish and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Tom Murphy: Not starting Saturday
Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday versus the Angels.
Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Friday and will take a seat for the second time in the past three games. Cal Raleigh will work behind the plate for Seattle.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 216 lbs|
|Birthplace: West Monroe, NY|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|