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April 17, 2020 01:48 AM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Stands out in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy hit .375 (3-for-8) with a double, a home run, two RBI, two walks and two runs across four Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.

The young backstop didn't see his first game action this spring until March 2 after offseason knee surgery, an October meniscal debridement procedure that Martin Gallegos of reports should help prevent Murphy's left knee issues from resurfacing. The 25-year-old is entrenched as the starting catcher to open the 2020 season after slashing .245/.333/.566 across 60 plate appearances over his first 20 big-league games in 2019.

March 10, 2020 10:00 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Slugs first spring homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in a Cactus League win over the Rangers on Monday.

It was the first round tripper of Cactus League play for the promising backstop, who was eased into spring following offseason knee surgery and didn't see game action until March 2. Murphy, who'll be the starting catcher in 2020, has made good use of his limited opportunities thus far, hitting .375 (3-for-8) over his first 10 spring plate appearances.

March 4, 2020 02:12 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Walks twice in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) drew walks in each of his two plate appearances during a Cactus League win over the Cubs on Monday. He caught five innings before being lifted for a pinch runner after his second base on balls.

The projected starting backstop finally got into game action after being eased into spring following a meniscal debridement procedure on his troublesome left knee during the offseason. Murphy complements a solid bat with elite defensive skills, including a rocket arm that gunned down the Royals' Adalberto Mondesi on a steal attempt with a throw clocked at 87.4 mph last season. Martin Gallegos of reports Murphy won't return to action until Thursday and will have his usage monitored carefully for the balance of the exhibition slate, which will give the promising duo of Austin Allen and Jonah Heim opportunities to battle it out for the backup catcher role.

March 2, 2020 04:36 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Cleared for spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) is starting at catcher Monday against the Cubs, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Murphy has been brought along slowly this spring after undergoing a minor cleanup procedure for his left knee back in October, but he's finally ready to make his Cactus League debut. The 25-year-old is on track to open the 2020 season as Oakland's starting catcher after hitting .245/.333/.566 with four home runs in 20 games during his big-league debut in 2019.

February 28, 2020 04:56 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Nearing game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Bob Melvin said Murphy (knee) is expected to make his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the White Sox, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Melvin said earlier in spring training Murphy was expected to debut Monday against the Cubs, but he's instead set to see game action a day later. The 25-year-old underwent a minor cleanup procedure on his left knee in October, and the A's are remaining conservative with him. Murphy received his first taste of the majors in 2019 and had a .245/.333/.566 slash line with four home runs in 20 games.

February 19, 2020 12:32 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Won't make spring debut until March
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Murphy (knee) to make his Cactus League debut until March 2 versus the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Athletics are bringing Murphy along slowly this spring after he underwent a minor cleanup procedure for his left knee back in October. Murphy hasn't endured any setbacks following the surgery and has been taking part in catching drills since reporting to camp, so he should be ready to go for Opening Day once he gets a few spring games under his belt. After posting an .899 OPS over 60 plate appearances in his first taste of the majors last season, Murphy would offer some intriguing upside in 2020 if he can stay healthy and avoid falling into a timeshare behind the dish.

October 10, 2019 06:04 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Undergoes surgery Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday, but is expected to be ready for spring training, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Murphy had a procedure to fix some meniscus issues, but it likely will not cause him to miss any time in spring training next season. In 20 major-league games this season, the 25-year-old hit four home runs with a .899 OPS.

October 3, 2019 01:12 AM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Starting AL Wild Card Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy will start Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game against Tampa Bay.

Murphy and Josh Phegley had split time behind the plate down the stretch, alternating starts over the final six games. Murphy gets the nod for the critical one-game series, batting ninth.

September 25, 2019 07:00 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is not starting Wednesday against the Angels.

Murphy has started four of the past five games behind the dish, going 0-for-12 with six strikeouts and two walks during that stretch. Josh Phegley is starting at backstop and hitting ninth Wednesday.

September 21, 2019 05:28 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

The rookie backstop will take a seat after catching Wednesday and Friday, going 0-for-6 with two walks, three strikeouts and two runs scored in those games. He still has a 1.206 OPS since joining the big club, but Murphy will likely continue to work in a relatively even timeshare as the A's look to carefully manage his workload. Murphy missed extended time in the minors this year with knee trouble.

September 17, 2019 06:12 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Murphy has been on a tear to start his big-league career, hitting .400/.438/.967 with four homers in his first 10 games. Josh Phegley will start behind the plate in his absence.

September 17, 2019 03:00 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Lock for postseason roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is assured of a spot on the Athletics' postseason roster, Martin Gallegos of reports.

The rookie's locked-in playoff ticket stems from a combination of his stellar efforts since joining the Athletics and the fact he'd be the only other catcher besides Josh Phegley on the current roster available for postseason play. Beau Taylor, who Oakland brought back via a waiver claim last Tuesday after his recent release from the Blue Jays, is not eligible for the playoffs due to the fact he was not with the team by Aug. 31.

September 14, 2019 04:36 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.

He is hitting .409 (9-for-22) with four home runs and three doubles in his first eight big-league games, but the A's will continue to give him rest days after he missed significant time with knee injuries this season. Josh Phegley will start behind the dish and hit ninth.

September 14, 2019 10:56 AM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Doubles barrage in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy went 3-for-4 with a walk, three doubles and four runs scored in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.

While seven homers were hit on the night in Globe Life Park between the two teams, Murphy was content with his first big-league two-baggers instead. The rookie is now slashing an eye-popping .409/.458/1.091 through 24 plate appearances since his promotion, with seven of his nine hits (three doubles, four homers) going for extra bases.

September 14, 2019 02:40 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Workload to be managed carefully
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy, who is hitting .333 across his first 19 major-league plate appearances, will nevertheless have his workload monitored closely by manager Bob Melvin, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Murphy endured two separate stints on the injured list due to knee issues with Triple-A Las Vegas this past minor-league season, so the Athletics naturally want to be careful with their prized prospect, especially considering he plays a position as physically demanding as catcher. The solid season turned in by veteran Josh Phegley affords Melvin plenty of flexibility behind the plate, and the recent return of Beau Taylor on a waiver claim provides Oakland's skipper with another option.

September 12, 2019 01:16 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Leaves yard again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Murphy connected for his fourth major-league homer in the sixth inning to erase a 2-1 deficit. The rookie backstop has impressively left the yard in three of his last nine at-bats across the last two games, quickly corroborating the power profile he flashed at Triple-A Las Vegas this season wasn't just a byproduct of the Pacific Coast League's hitter-friendly conditions.

September 11, 2019 08:16 AM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: First career multi-homer night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's 21-7 rout of the Astros.

The rookie has been impressive to begin his big-league career, going deep three times in his first three starts and slashing .357/.400/1.000 through 15 plate appearances. Murphy remains in a timeshare with Josh Phegley behind the plate for now, but if he keeps raking he could overtake the veteran as Oakland's No. 1 catcher with the club pulling out all the stops in an effort to make the postseason.

September 6, 2019 09:56 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Solo shot in MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy made his first major-league start in a win over the Angels on Wednesday and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run.

Manager Bob Melvin had previously announced Murphy would make his highly anticipated big-league debut either Wednesday or Thursday, and he quickly made good on that promise. The promising backstop launched a 409-foot solo shot off Jake Jewell in the fifth inning for his first big-league hit and could eventually work his way up from the eighth spot in the order, out of which he operated against the Angels.

September 4, 2019 02:24 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: First start coming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy will make his major-league debut either Wednesday or Thursday against the Angels, Martin Gallegos of reports.

The rookie backstop was called up immediately upon roster expansion last Sunday and apparently won't have to wait long to make his highly anticipated big-league debut. Murphy worked around a pair of knee injuries this past minor-league season to slash .308/.386/.625 with 17 extra-base hits (six doubles, one triple, 10 home runs) and 30 RBI across 140 plate appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas.

September 1, 2019 07:00 PM
Athletics' Sean Murphy: Formally called up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Athletics selected Murphy's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.

Oakland designated infielder Corban Joseph for assignment in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Murphy, the organization's top catching prospect. Per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Murphy "will get a few starts at catcher here and there," which suggests the 24-year-old won't unseat Josh Phegley as the Athletics' primary option behind the plate.

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