Murphy Called up to the Chicago Cubs - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Murphy Called up to the Chicago Cubs

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Will Hall



Tacoma, WA - The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of SS Donnie Murphy from the Iowa Cubs.  Murphy was available, but didn't play, in the Cubs' game this afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs signed Murphy as a minor league free agent just prior to the start of this season after he spent spring training in camp with the Milwaukee Brewers.  In 89 games with Iowa this season, Murphy batted .265 (80-for-302) with 18 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 32 runs scored, and five stolen bases.  He hit safely in 16 of his last 18 games with Iowa.  His .969 fielding percentage at shortstop ranks better than the listed league leader, Jonathan Villar of Oklahoma City (.965), but he leaves the I-Cubs three games shy of enough games at the position to qualify.
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