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07:27 AM ET 11.26 | On the surface, the signing of David Murphy makes for an excess of outfielders in Cleveland. [But] GM Chris Antonetti said that doesn't necessarily mean he's going to trade those extra players. On Monday, Antonetti officially announced Murphy's signing after he passed his physical. They reached agreement with the left-handed hitting outfielder last week on a two-year $12 million deal with a club option for a third year. ... Murphy can play left and right field, but with the Indians he'll be getting the majority of playing time in right field. He can platoon with Ryan Raburn, Drew Stubbs or even Matt Carson, but right now most of the attention is on Murphy, Raburn and Stubbs and how manager Terry Francona is going to make that work.

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November 26, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Every team needs a solid fourth outfielder if they want to contend.

November 26, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Every team needs a solid fourth outfielder if they want to contend.

Somebody will get hurt or just plain suck and there won't be a crowd anymore.

November 26, 2013  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Somebody will get hurt or just plain suck and there won't be a crowd anymore.

Can never have enough depth

November 26, 2013  05:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Every team needs a solid fourth outfielder if they want to contend.

Fourth OF's get their fare share of playing time these days, with all the pitching match ups and defensive substitutions managers need to contend with during a long season.

November 26, 2013  10:29 PM ET

David murphy its nothing but a utility player anyways,and it make think those indians murphy its a every day player?in the rangers roster he was only a utility player and nothing else,,,

 
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