Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Murphy started the past two games behind the plate and will receive the day off Wednesday. Jose Godoy will catch for Justus Sheffield and bat ninth.
Murphy went 0-for-2 with a run-scoring sacrifice fly, two walks and a run in a in over the Twins on Tuesday.
Multiple teammates stole the headlines with big extra-base hits, but Murphy also enjoyed some rare success at the plate in less spectacular fashion. The veteran backstop's season line still sits at a dismal .178/.250/.364, yet 12 of his 23 hits have gone for extra bases (six doubles, six home runs) and he's now reached safely in seven straight games.
Murphy is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Cleveland, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Murphy will get his second day off in three days, with Jose Godoy set to bat ninth and catch Logan Gilbert in the series finale.
Murphy isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
Murphy had started in each of the last two games and went 2-for-8 with an RBI and three strikeouts during that time. Jose Godoy will start behind the plate and bat ninth.
Murphy, who went 1-for-3 in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday, is hitting .333 (8-for-24) with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, three walks and five runs across his last nine games.
The surge has boosted Murphy's slash line from .127/.179/.304 to a still-abysmal-but-ascending .175/.232/.388. The veteran catcher has typically been a solid offensive contributor throughout his career, but he's split more playing time behind the dish than originally planned with the since-demoted Luis Torrens and Jose Godoy due to his struggles.
Murphy went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and two strikeouts in a 12-6 loss to Oakland on Tuesday.
Murphy was having a pedestrian day until his eighth-inning blast off Jake Diekman brought Seattle within four runs of Oakland's lead. The backstop has been a boom-or-bust hitter this season with a .170/.229/.390 slash line that includes four doubles and six home runs on only 17 hits.
Murphy went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, an additional run and a walk in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Rangers.
Murphy opened the scoring with his third inning solo shot off Texas starter Kolby Allard, walked in the fifth and singled and scored in the seventh for his second game reaching base three times this year. The backstop appeared primed for a prominent role after posting an .858 OPS in 2019 but has struggled to .157/.219/.371 line thus far.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.
On the bench for the third time in four games, Murphy doesn't seem to have as much of a stranglehold on the No. 1 catching job as expected following Luis Torrens' demotion to Triple-A Tacoma last week. Jose Godoy will instead get another start behind the plate over the struggling Murphy, who is sitting on a .185 on-base average over 92 plate appearances on the season.
Murphy isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics.
The Mariners will turn to a left-handed bat in Jose Godoy against a right-hander hurler Monday evening, resulting in a second straight day off for Murphy. Godoy is batting seventh in Murphy's absence.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Though he's locked in as the Mariners' clear No. 1 catcher after Luis Torrens was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Murphy will still require at least a couple maintenance days per week. After starting each of the past three games behind the dish, Murphy will be rested Sunday in favor of Jose Godoy, who picks up his first big-league start.
Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Tigers on Monday.
The veteran backstop was responsible for the Mariners' only run of the night in a surprisingly poor offensive effort against a lowly Detroit squad. His long ball represents one of the few bright spots for Murphy in May, as he's hitting just .120 (3-for-25) across eight games this month.
Murphy went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk as Seattle lost 5-3 to Baltimore on Monday.
Murphy opened the scoring with his one-out home run in the fifth, but Baltimore would storm back with five runs in the eighth. He's slashing a disappointing .148/.207/.559.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Murphy had started each of the Mariners' last three games, with two turns coming at catcher and one at designated hitter. He appears to have forced his way into a timeshare behind the dish, but he'll take a seat Sunday in favor of Luis Torrens.
Murphy went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk and two total RBI in a victory over the Angels on Friday.
Murphy blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning to give Seattle a 4-3 lead, then capped the scoring for the Mariners with an RBI double in the eighth. The backstop is batting only .146 on the season, and Friday's performance snapped a nine-game skid during which he collected only one hit in 26 at-bats.
Murphy, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday, was 0-for-17 with a walk and two runs over the previous six games.
The veteran backstop's season slash sits at an anemic .128/.171/.231 across 41 plate appearances heading into Monday night's series opener against the Astros. Murphy has just two total extra-base hits when factoring in Sunday's double as well, but his 41.7 percent hard hit rate and atypically low .174 BABIP imply the hits could start falling more often as the season unfolds. The saving grace for Murphy and his fantasy managers at the moment is that platoon mate Luis Torrens isn't offering much more with his bat, posting a .176/.236/.216 line in his own right across 55 PAs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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