David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 5 Days

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.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 9 Days

Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Murphy is out for the fourth time in five games Saturday, giving way to Ryan Rayburn in right field. He hasn't really been struggling at the plate, but the team has four outfielders for three spots, and with Carlos Santana serving as the designated hitter, Murphy is the odd man out again.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 11 Days

Murphy is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the Indians' doubleheader with the Twins on Thursday.

It's a little odd that Murphy is out of the lineup with a right-hander in Kyle Gibson on the mound for Game 1, but he'll give way in right field to Tyler Holt nonetheless. The Twins will bring another righty to the hill for Game 2, so there's a good chance that Murphy will still get his fair share of at-bats Thursday.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 17 Days

Murphy was 1-for-1 with one RBI in the Indians' win over the White Sox on Friday night.

In his first action since returning from the disabled list earlier in the day, he provided a one out, pinch-hit, game-winning single in the tenth inning. he's now hitting .264 with 56 RBI, but it remains unclear how much playing time he will be able to handle in the immediate future.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 17 Days

Murphy (oblique) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.

After successfully running the bases Tuesday, Murphy joined Triple-A Columbus and homered in their International League semifinals game Wednesday, his first game action in about a month. He was slated to play seven innings Thursday, but with both Columbus and Double-A Akron on the road for their respective playoff games Friday, the Indians will welcome Murphy back to the active roster. It's uncertain whether Murphy will remain limited immediately upon his return, but it seems entirely possible.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 20 Days

Murphy (oblique) ran the bases Tuesday and will head out on a rehab assignment Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Murphy is slated to play five innings Wednesday and seven innings Thursday before the team decides on the next course of action. He could be back over the weekend now that rosters have expanded.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 27 Days

Murphy (oblique) took 45 swings off a tee Tuesday and will continue to ramp up his rehab, MLB.com reports. "He's going to continue to ramp up his swings this week. He's been so diligent, but you can't push it," manager Terry Francona said.

The Indians may have some difficulty finding a rehab spot for Murphy as the minor league seasons come to a close but he's getting closer to a return. The Indians will probably have a further grasp on the next steps over the weekend.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 30 Days

Murphy (oblique) took 40 swings Saturday and will continue to increase his effort in the coming days, MLB.com reports.

Murphy's still looking at a mid-September return in all likelihood but that appears to be on track for now barring any setbacks.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 1 Month

Murphy (abdomen) has resumed some core exercises, MLB.com reports.

Sidelined with a right oblique strain, Murphy is expected to miss at least three more weeks. Ryan Raburn, Tyler Holt and Chris Dickerson will continue to fill the void in right field.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 1 Month

Murphy was diagnosed with a right oblique strain, which will keep him sidelined 4-to-5 weeks, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Initially deemed a abdominal strain, an MRI revealed that Murphy was instead suffering from an oblique injury. The expected timetable calls for a return in early to mid-September, but a recovering oblique can be unpredictable. In the meantime, a combination of Ryan Raburn, Tyler Holt, and Chris Dickerson will help cover right field.