According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Cleveland Indians and free agent left handed outfielder David Murphy were trying to strike a deal throughout the night and have finally agree’d to terms.
Murphy, 32, is coming of a somewhat disappointing season but it isn’t the worst we’ve seen from an outfielder this season. The eight year veteran struggled from time to time as he only collected 96 hits this year compared to his career high 139 he had last season with the Texas Rangers.
David hit 13 home runs and recorded 45 RBI’s with a batting line of .220/.282/.374 in his last season with the Texas Rangers.
Right now the Cleveland Indians are trying to figure out what they’re going to do with outfielder Drew Stubbs. Not sure if this is a move to possibly replace Stubbs in case he leaves, but they still have Ryan Raburn who will manage the outfield with Murphy in case he does.
Murphy has started in all three spots in the outfield, but spent a good chunk of the season at left field. Now that a contract was agree’d on, a physical is pending.
The deal is said to be a two year $12 million dollar deal with a club option for a third year.
What do you think Cleveland fans? Do you think this is a suitable replacement for Stubbs?
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