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Oakland A's MLN: Murphy Working His Way Back

Murphy is batting .349 over his last 10 games.

Like many of the Oakland A's young position players, Donnie Murphy has had a disappointing 2008 season. Expected to be the A's back-up infielder all season, Murphy struggled early in the year and lost his spot on the roster. Back with Sacramento, he is working hard for another shot. We have caught-up with Murphy and have news and notes from around the A's system inside...

When the Oakland A's traded back-up infielder Marco Scutaro last November, it was with the thought that Donnie Murphy would take over Scutaro's role with the team. Murphy had flashed a potent bat in 2007, hitting .326 with an 896 OPS in 45 games with Triple-A Sacramento and six homers in 42 games with the A's. Things haven't gone according to plan for Murphy or the A's this season, however...

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