|Jan. 21 11:09 AM PT12:09 PM MT1:09 PM CT2:09 PM ET14:09 ET19:09 GMT3:09 CST12:09 PM MST2:09 PM EST2:39 PM VEN23:09 UAE1:09 PM CT-Murphy has agreed to a $5.78 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: The deal Monday came three days after Murphy and the team exchanged salary arbitration figures. They agreed in the middle after Murphy sought $6.5 million and the team offered $5.05 million. Murphy hit .304 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs in 147 games last year. He was sixth in the AL with a .380 on-base percentage.
|Sep. 13 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 CST3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Murphy had three hits Wednesday in a 5-2 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Murphy's effort gave him a career-high 123 this season.
|Sep. 3 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET20:46 GMT4:46 CST1:46 PM MST3:46 PM EST4:16 PM VEN0:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Murphy had a solid fantasy effort Sunday in an 8-3 win over the Tribe.
Analysis: Murphy had three hits and three RBIs with a solo homer. He next faces the Royals in a four-game set.
|Aug. 22 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 CST2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-Murphy went 1 for 4 on Tuesday in a 5-3 loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: He went 10 for 19 with a homer and three doubles and six RBI in his previous five games.
|Aug. 20 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 CST2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Murphy had three hits to help the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 11-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Murphy is a quality fantasy option with his .306 average if owners obtained his services cheaply. The Baylor product is at .354 in August.
|Aug. 17 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 CST3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Murphy had three hits and the Rangers avoided a four-game sweep in a matchup of AL division leaders, rallying past the New York Yankees 10-6 Thursday.
Analysis: Murphy is batting .245 on the road compared to .358 in Arlington.
|Aug. 14 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 CST1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Murphy finally went deep again Monday in an 8-2 loss to the Yanks.
Analysis: Murphy's last homer was June 27, a drought that has hurt fantasy owners despite his impressive .301 average.
|June 28 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 CST2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Murphy went 4-for-5 with two home runs and matched his career high with five RBIs to make a winner out of Roy Oswalt in the Texas Rangers' 13-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Murphy matched a career high he set June 11, 2008, at Kansas City. It was the fourth multihomer game of his career.
|June 19 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 CST2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Murphy's two-run single in the first inning held up as the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Analysis: Murphy is 10 for 19 (.526) with eight RBIs over his last six games. He's hitting .282 with 25 RBIs this season.
|June 13 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 CST10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Murphy finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs during a 9-1 win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Murphy, hitting .263 this season, was 1 for 11 (.091) over his previous five games.
|May 20 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 CST7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-Murphy hit a three-run homer in Saturday's 6-5 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Murphy has one hit in each of the last four games.
|May 5 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET18:39 GMT2:39 CST11:39 AM MST1:39 PM EST2:09 PM VEN22:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-Murphy had two hits in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday.
Analysis: Murphy has four hits in his last nine at-bats.
|May 2 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 CST10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Murphy had two hits for the Rangers in Tuesday's 8-7 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Murphy ended a 0 for 11 slide.
|Apr. 22 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET20:32 ET0:32 GMT8:32 CST5:32 PM MST7:32 PM EST8:02 PM VEN4:32 UAE (+1)7:32 PM CT-Murphy drove in two runs in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Murphy had drive in three runs in the first 12 games this season.
|Apr. 11 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET15:16 ET19:16 GMT3:16 CST12:16 PM MST2:16 PM EST2:46 PM VEN23:16 UAE2:16 PM CT-Murphy had three hits and drove in the only run during a 1-0 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Murphy is 8 for 15 (.533) with four doubles and two RBIs during the first five games this season.
|Apr. 9 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 CST2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Murphy was 2 for 3 with a solo homer in Sunday's 5-0 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Murphy is 5 for 9 with three extra-base hits this season.