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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
75-43 5-5 L2
64-54 6-4 W2
52-64 5-5 L1
51-66 6-4 L2
42-75 1-9 W1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .246 14 49 .753 1

Top Sean Murphy News

  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Smacks homer in win

    Murphy went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

    Murphy went yard off Kohei Arihara to give the Athletics a 3-0 lead in the third inning. It's been a productive August for Murphy -- he's batting .304 (14-for-46) with two homers and eight RBI in 13 games. The catcher is up to a .246/.324/.429 slash line, 14 long balls, 49 RBI, 48 runs scored, one stolen base and 26 doubles through 106 contests. With top prospect Shea Langeliers joining the Athletics on Tuesday, Murphy could see a slight reduction in playing time, though it's expected he'll still regularly serve as the designated hitter when he's not behind the plate.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Receives Sunday off

    Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Houston.

    Murphy started the past 13 games and will take a seat Sunday while in the midst of a 2-for-18 slump. Stephen Vogt will work behind the plate in the series finale versus the Astros.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Drives in two more Thursday

    Murphy went 1-for-5 with a two-run double and a run in a win over the Angels on Thursday.

    Murphy collected his sixth and seventh RBI over the last five games -- including his fifth in the last two -- with his third-inning two-bagger. The backstop did strike out in three other plate appearances, but he's been an asset for the Athletics and fantasy managers since the All-Star break with a .279/.380/.651 slash line, four doubles, four home runs, 11 RBI, seven walks and nine runs across the last 12 games.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Drives in three runs Wednesday

    Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in a 3-1 win against the Angels on Wednesday.

    Murphy was responsible for all of the A's runs in the win, knocking an RBI single off Shohei Ohtani in the fourth inning and swatting a two-run homer off the All-Star pitcher in the sixth. It was the second straight two-hit game for the catcher following a 1-for-14 stretch over his previous four contests. Murphy has gone deep 13 times this year and is on pace to surpass the career-high 17 long balls he slugged last season.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: On base thrice in loss

    Murphy went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a double and a walk in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

    Murphy drove in the only run of the night for the Athletics in the fifth inning with a single that plated Jonah Bride. The 27-year-old's two-bagger was his fifth extra-base hit over the last seven games, a span during which he's hitting just .250 but owns a 1.004 OPS.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Slugs 12th homer

    Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday.

    Murphy took Johnny Cueto deep in the first inning with a 425-foot shot to left field that gave the Athletics an early lead. The long ball was Murphy's third in the last eight games, a stretch of 33 plate appearances during which the slugging backstop has forged an outstanding 1.061 OPS with the help of an 18.2 percent walk rate.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Gets breather Wednesday

    Murphy isn't starting Wednesday against Houston.

    Murphy started the first seven games following the All-Star break and slashed .286/.483/.667 with two homers, two doubles, six runs and four RBI. Stephen Vogt is taking over behind the plate and batting sixth.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: On base four times in loss

    Murphy went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run, two walks and an additional run in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

    Murphy's bat continued its breakout July with Sunday's spectacular effort, one that pushed his monthly slash line to a stellar .348/.420/.580 across 81 plate appearances. The slugging backstop is sporting an impressively modest 13.6 percent strikeout rate in that span as well, and 10 (seven doubles, three homers) of his 24 hits have gone for extra bases in the sample.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Crushes big homer Thursday

    Murphy went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader split with the Tigers.

    After starting at catcher and drawing two walks in the matinee, Murphy shifted to DH for the second game of the twin bill. He produced the biggest hit of the contest, slugging a 447-foot, three-run homer to center field in the sixth inning that provided all of the runs Oakland needed to pull out the win. Murphy has struggled for much of the season but has turned things around in July, batting .333 with two homers, nine runs and nine RBI over 60 at-bats.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Continues offensive surge

    Murphy, who went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Astros on Saturday, is now carrying a .360/.393/.540 slash line across 56 plate appearances in 13 July games.

    The hot-hitting backstop's torrid stretch includes six doubles, a home run, six RBI, two walks and seven runs. Murphy has a quartet of multi-hit efforts as well during the current month, and he's managed to reach safely in all but one game.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: On base five times

    Murphy went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, two runs and two RBI during a 14-7 victory over Texas on Tuesday.

    Murphy singled in the first and 10th, was intentionally walked in the 12th and doubled in the third and eighth to reach base an impressive five times; his previous season best was three. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a scorching start to July with a .385/.409/.590 slash line through 10 games, though Tuesday's walk was his first since June 23.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Pair of hits in win

    Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

    The hard-hitting backstop extended a stretch of strong work at the plate to eight games, with Saturday's production pushing his slash line over that span to a stellar .333/.333/.533. Murphy also has been collecting plenty of extra-base hits all season; Saturday's two-bagger gives him 29 XBHs over 76 games, leaving him on pace to eclipse the career-high 40 he generated in 2021 across 119 contests.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: On bench Wednesday

    Murphy isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Murphy started in the last six games and hit .318 with a homer, a double, four RBI and three runs during that time. Stephen Vogt will take his place at catcher and bat fifth Wednesday.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Paces offense Friday

    Murphy went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two total RBI in Friday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

    Murphy opened the scoring with an RBI single in the fifth inning and added a solo shot in the seventh to restore a two-run lead. This was his fourth multi-hit game in his last nine, but he hadn't posted an extra-base hit in that span prior to Friday. The catcher is slashing .224/.297/.406 with nine homers, 32 RBI, 29 runs scored, a stolen base and 17 doubles through 283 plate appearances.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Sitting out day game

    Murphy is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

    With Oakland concluding its series in New York with a day game after a night game, Murphy will get a breather after he was behind the plate for both of the past two evenings. Stephen Vogt will catch for starting pitcher Cole Irvin on Wednesday.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Two RBI in win

    Murphy went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's victory over the Royals.

    Murphy sent home Ramon Laureano on a groundout in the first inning, then singled home Seth Brown in the seventh. It was Murphy's second two-hit game in a row and his third in four games. After struggling through April and May, the catcher has raised his season batting average to .222 thanks to a June slash line of .277/.338/.446.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Receives breather

    Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    He'll be getting a breather in the series finale after starting each of Oakland's last six games at either catcher or designated hitter. Stephen Vogt will step in behind the dish Sunday while Seth Brown serves as the Athletics' DH.

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  • Athletics' Sean Murphy: Hot hitting continues Wednesday

    Murphy went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Murphy's fourth multi-hit effort in the last 12 games pushed his slash line over that span to .302/.375/.558 across 48 plate appearances. The 27-year-old backstop's .216 average and .291 on-base percentage for the season still have plenty of room for improvement, but both figures are certainly on an upswing at the moment thanks to his hot hitting.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Peekskill, NY
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R