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Over the Monster Apr 26, 2016

David Murphy, Theo Epstein's first draft pick, retires

David Murphy was the first man in Theo Epstein's player development machine. Now he's calling it a career. Former Red Sox first-round pick, and recent Red Sox spring training player David Murphy has decided to hang up his cleats once and for all after a brief stint in the Twins' minor league system. For all that Murphy doesn't factor very heavily into Red Sox history, he does hold a special place here. When Theo Epstein took over back in 2003, with the Red Sox still mired in their long World Series drought, he made it known that the Sox would become an organization focused as much on...
Fenway Nation Apr 26, 2016

Former Red Sox OF David Murphy Retired At Age 34

(AP  Photo)He will always be remembered as the guy we traded for the infamous Eric Gagne. David Murphy retired from baseball yesterday at the age of 34. He had signed a minor-league deal with the Twinkies, but was languishing in AAA, and decided to cut the cord. The 6'3", 210-pound Murphy was initially drafted by the Angels in 2000, but did not sign. Three years later, he was taken by the Red Sox in the first round of the amateur draft (overall pick #17). At the 2007 trade deadline, he was shipped (along with Engel Beltre and Kason Gabbard) to the Rangers for Gagne. Despite Gagne (6.75 ERA...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 25, 2016

Red Sox notes: Left-handed outfield options on horizon (and don’t include David Murphy)

ATLANTA — It’s a hole the Red Sox haven’t filled, and really haven’t prioritized, since the season started — a back-up left-handed-hitting outfielder. But with Brock Holt the only lefty-hitting outfielder on the roster, and Chris Young showing no signs that he will reverse his struggles against right-handed pitching (against which he’s 1-for-12 with eight […]
Twinkie Town Apr 14, 2016

Twins sign David Murphy to minor league contract

The veteran outfielder will be sent to AAA Rochester, but reportedly not for long. The Twins agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder David Murphy on Thursday, adding more depth to an already packed outfield. Murphy, 34, hit .265/.297/.353 in 15 games for the Red Sox this spring, but was released before the start of the regular season. Murphy will report to AAA Rochester on Friday, but according to LEN3, a club source said they don't expect Murphy to say there. This could spell trouble for Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton or Miguel Sano, all of whom still have options, if they...
Fenway Nation Apr 14, 2016

Twinkies Sign Ex-Red Sox OF Murphy To Minors Deal

()Apparently, all those Forth Myers at-bats were useful to David Murphy. His Spring Training exposure to the cross-town rival Twins paid off, as the 34-year old has signed a minor league deal with Minnesota. The ex-Red Sox outfielder will be assigned to AAA Rochester. Murphy was drafted by The Carmine Hose in 2003 and then traded to the Rangers for the immortal Eric Gagne. In his playing time with Boston, Murphy hit. 250 in just 23 games over two seasons. We wish him the best with the Twinkies.

Twins to sign veteran outfielder David Murphy

Murphy was in camp with the Red Sox before being released. He'll start out in the minors with the intention of bringing him to Minnesota in a couple of weeks.,

Twins to sign David Murphy

Veteran outfielder not expected to spend much time in minors

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