David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Murphy went 1-for-2 with a strikeout as the designated hitter Friday, but the Indians made some adjustments to their lineup for Saturday. Jason Kipnis will slot in as the DH with Mike Aviles taking over at second base.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Murphy got the start at DH Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI.

He continues to rake against righties, and Murphy is now slashing .339/.381/.492 on the season in 124 at-bats. His playing time is limited by his role, but in deeper formats and DFS leagues on days when you know he'll be in the lineup, he's got plenty of value.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 1 month ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 out of the clean-up spot with two runs scored and an RBI in the 10-8 win over Texas on Saturday.

Murphy is a strict platoon player, but against righties, he'a an absolute killer. All but one at-bat this season has come against righties and if he secures the clean-up role against righties, he'a always a great play in daily formats.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Murphy will get the start at DH Wednesday against the Astros, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

He has a .278/.344/.459 slash line against righties for his career, so it makes sense that the Indians chose to get him a start with righty Scott Feldman on the mound for Houston. Murphy and Ryan Raburn will both see a couple starts per week while Nick Swisher (knee) is sidelined.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Murphy returned to the lineup Wednesday as the team's DH, Joe Reedy of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Murphy was nursing a sprained ankle that had held him out of spring action since Friday, but he was able to return to the field as expected Wednesday. The 33-year-old figures to return to the outfield in a spring game at some point in the near future.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Murphy (ankle) is expected back in the lineup as the DH on Wednesday.

Murphy could actually get a slight boost to start the season with Nick Swisher likely unavailable to start the season but figures to fill a reserve role in a crowded outfield once everyone is back to full health.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 3 months ago

Murphy is nursing a sprained ankle, which he suffered in Friday's exhibition, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.

Murphy is having a pretty rough spring at the plate, but may still be ticketed for a bench role this season. Considering he had a .703 OPS in 2014 and a .656 OPS in 2013, there is not much reason for optimism from a fantasy perspective, even if he finds his way to increased playing time.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 4 months ago

Murphy is hitting just .188 (3-for-16) in Cactus League play this spring.

Spring training stats aren't going to mean much for a veteran like Murphy but the encouraging health reports from Brandon Moss and Michael Bourn may put the squeeze on Murphy's playing time when the season starts. Nick Swisher is still in the process of working his way back to full health but Murphy may need a change of scenery to carve out much of a role this season.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 9 months ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

With lefty Jason Vargas pitching for Kansas City, Murphy will yield his starting spot in right to Tyler Holt.

David Murphy LF/RF/DH CLE 9 months ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

As is custom, Murphy will sit with a lefty on the mound for the Astros in Brett Oberholtzer. Tyler Holt will cover right field in his stead.