Murphy Agrees To Deal With Rangers

(January 21, 2013) -- The Texas Rangers and outfielder David Murphy has agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.775 million deal on Monday.

With Murphy’s agreement, all Rangers eligible for salary arbitration have now agreed to terms for 2013.

The former Baylor standout set career highs in nearly every offensive category in 2012 while starting 125 games. He batted .304 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI in 147 games overall. Murphy ranked among American League leaders in on-base percentage (6th, .380) and batting average (10th) in his first season to qualify for league leader status. He topped the Rangers in on-base percentage, was second in batting, third in intentional walks (7), fourth in steals (10), and fifth in walks (54). He also had the league’s seventh-best batting average with runners scoring position at .347.

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