Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:09:40 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent 2B Donnie Murphy (Rangers) to a minor league deal Friday, July 18, and assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:58:25 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Donnie Murphy rejected his outright assignment, and the team has put him on unconditional release waivers.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:06:23 -0700
The Texas Rangers are recalling RP Roman Mendez and SS Jake Smolinski from the minors Monday, July 7. OF Michael Choice has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, and 2B Donnie Murphy has been designated for assignment.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:09:31 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Donnie Murphy (knee) left the game early Sunday, June 22, because of soreness in his left knee.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:20:09 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (ankle) will undergo left ankle surgery Wednesday, June 11, and is expected to be sidelined for three months. "I'm doing everything I can and trying to battle through it, but it's to the point where it's affecting me trying to go out and play," he said. "It's hurting pretty bad. The surgery, I tried to fight it off until the end of the year. I knew I was going to have to have surgery. They told me you can do everything you can to try to get to the end of the year. I can't do it any more. I'm going to try to get back healthy and get ready to go."
Fantasy Tip: INF Donnie Murphy will handle first base for the immediate future. 1B/OF Jim Adduci (finger) would have been another internal option but he jammed his finger in a rehab game Saturday, June 7. General manager Jon Daniels said the team will not promote 1B/3B Joey Gallo from Class A Myrtle Beach.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:07:37 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is taking a day to rest Wednesday, June 4, and 3B Adrian Beltre is serving as the designated hitter. INF Luis Sardinas will start at third base and 2B Donnie Murphy is at the hot corner.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:17:08 -0700
The Texas Rangers are playing without a true backup first baseman to 1B Mitch Moreland right now. 2B Donnie Murphy was forced into action at first base Sunday, June 1, for the first time in his career with Moreland unavailable due to a back and foot issue.
Fri, 23 May 2014 16:27:37 -0700
The Texas Rangers could consider C Chris Gimenez, C Robinson Chirinos and 2B Donnie Murphy as options for their backup first baseman job. Gimenez has played 22 career games at first base, Chirinos has played five games and Murphy has never played the position in a game. 1B Brett Nicholas and 2B Adam Rosales have been playing first base at Triple-A Round Rock.
Fri, 23 May 2014 10:26:28 -0700
The Texas Rangers officially placed 1B Prince Fielder (neck, back) on the disabled list Friday, May 23, and activated 2B Donnie Murphy (neck) from the DL in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: It's probably smart to wait until Fielder's second opinion confirms the initial diagnosis before you outright drop him in redraft leagues. The news that Jurickson Profar (shoulder) may not play this year, either, makes Rougned Odor and Murphy more valuable in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.
Thu, 08 May 2014 13:18:00 -0700
The Texas Rangers placed 2B Donnie Murphy (neck) on the disable list Thursday, May 8, and recalled 2B Rougned Odor, RP Justin Germano and SS Luis Sardinas. Also, the team designated 2B Joshua Wilson and RP Scott Baker for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Odor is a top prospect of the Rangers that can hit for average, power and can run a little bit. He's a must add in all AL leagues, but he's probably merely keeping the keystone warm until Jurickson Profar can return from injury early next month.