David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 11 Days

David Murphy homered and drove home four runs on Satuday, leading the Indians in a 12-6 victory over the White Sox.

Murphy's solo home run in the second inning was one of three long balls off White Sox starter Felipe Paulino. He added a bases clearing triple in the ninth inning to put the game out of reach. He's off to a terrific start at the dish in 2014, slashing .303/.333/.636 with two homers and 10 RBI.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 14 Days

David Murphy went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a three-run home run as the Indians defeated the Padres on Tuesday.

Murphy entered the night with lukewarm results in his first five games, but broke out in a big way on Tuesday. Over the past six seasons, all spent with the Rangers, Murphy displayed occasional power and speed, which should be highlighted as part of a platoon with Ryan Raburn in right field.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 5 Months

Indians signed OF David Murphy to a two-year, $12 million contract with a $7 million club option for 2016.

The deal was agreed upon last week and made official Monday after Murphy passed his pre-signing physical. The 32-year-old had a down year with the Rangers in 2013, but he's capable of a bounceback in 2014 and fits nicely into a right-field platoon with Ryan Raburn.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 5 Months

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that David Murphy's contract with the Indians includes a club option for a third year.

Murphy has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Indians, pending a physical on Thursday. The 32-year-old batted just .220/.282/.374 with the Rangers this past season, but he's expected to be on the strong side of a platoon with Ryan Raburn in right field next season. His addition likely signals the end of Drew Stubbs' tenure in Cleveland.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 5 Months

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Indians are close to finalizing a two-year contract with David Murphy in excess of $10 million.

Murphy is coming off a very disappointing season that saw him bat only .220/.282/.374 for the Rangers, but he hit .291/.356/.445 while averaging nearly 13 homers per season the three years prior. He's a career .280/.347/.469 hitter against right-handed pitching and seems likely to serve on the long side of a platoon in right field with Drew Stubbs, assuming Stubbs isn't non-tendered. If Stubbs doesn't return, Ryan Raburn would be the likely platoon mate with Murphy.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 8 Months

David Murphy smacked a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

He also drew a walk on the day. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Murphy's two-run blast in the fifth inning represented all the runs they could muster for the day. The outfielder upped his season batting line to a disappointing .222/.281/.382.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 9 Months

David Murphy went 3-for-4 and hit his 12th homer against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Murphy's power hasn't gone anywhere and he's actually striking out less than ever, yet here he is hitting .227 on Aug. 1. There's no reason to think he can't go on a little tear from here and turn back into a decent mixed-league outfielder. Since the Rangers failed to trade for an outfielder, he'll get every opportunity to turn it around.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 10 Months

David Murphy went 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday's loss and is batting .130 in 46 at-bats during June.

The more Murphy struggles, the more tempted the Rangers will be to give Jurickson Profar a long look in the outfield once Ian Kinsler returns. Murphy did play well last month, hitting .286 with five homers and 17 RBI, but his overall average is down to .208.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 11 Months

David Murphy went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's 5-2 victory in Seattle.

Murphy's two-run double in the second off Felix Hernandez spotted Texas a 3-0 lead. Murphy, one of the league's few tormentors of King Felix, had another good game against the All-World hurler. Unfortunately, he hasn't been hitting anyone else, batting .229/.279/.405 through 47 games. Murphy does have eight hits in his last six games, hopefully portending the end to his batter's box misery.

David Murphy LF/RF.. CLE 11 Months

David Murphy hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and the Rangers made it hold up Wednesday in a 3-1 over the A's.

Murphy had an awful April after being handed a full-time gig for the first time in his career, but now back sitting against some lefties, he's hit .291 with four homers and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this month.