Donnie Murphy Hits Free Agency
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [October 19, 2012 at 11:10am CST]
Donnie Murphy refused a minor league assignment, choosing instead to hit free agency, according to the transactions page at CBSSports.com. The Marlins outrighted the utility player to their Triple-A affiliate two days ago. Murphy, 29, appeared in 52 games for the Marlins this past season, playing second base, third base and shortstop. He posted a .216/.281/.379 batting line in 129 plate appearances and missed some time with a strained hamstring.
This guy might be someone we should bring to ST next year. 2B is going to be a BIG question and he can play multiple positions along with 2B. I don't see him as ever scaring anyone at the plate, but he would be worth offering a healthy bonus to sign a MINOR LEAGUE contract and allow him an opt out date, say around June 1st.
Here are his stats http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... do01.shtml
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/10/d ... gency.html