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Top Chris Murphy News

  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Returns to majors

    Murphy was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The Red Sox are swapping out Brandon Walter in favor of Murphy heading into Friday's weekend series in Toronto. The southpaw will provide the bullpen with some length after working at least three innings in three of his last four appearances at Triple-A.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Sent back to Triple-A

    Murphy was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Monday.

    Murphy covered four innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, and with that kind of workload presumably making him unavailable for at least a couple days, the Red Sox decided to remove him from the roster and replace him with fellow reliever Kyle Barraclough, who was called up from Triple-A. Now that he's back with Worcester, Murphy should slide back into the rotation.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Makes return to Boston bullpen

    The Red Sox recalled Murphy from Triple-A Worcester on Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    He'll provide Boston with another left-handed option capable of covering multiple innings out of the bullpen for at least the next week after fellow lefty reliever Brennan Bernardino was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list Sunday. Murphy was optioned to Triple-A following Monday's loss to the Astros but hadn't made any appearances for Worcester since the demotion.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Headed to Triple-A

    The Red Sox optioned Murphy to Triple-A Worcester following Monday's 9-4 loss to the Astros, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Murphy allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out four over four innings of long relief Monday. He's now given up 11 runs over his last four appearances (10.1 innings) and will head to the minors. The Red Sox will reinstate Tanner Houck (face) from the 15-day injured list ahead of his start Tuesday to fill Murphy's spot on the 26-man active roster.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Earns three-inning save

    Murphy issued two walks over three no-hit, shutout frames Friday, striking out four and earning a save over Detroit.

    It was an impressive rebound after Murphy was tagged with six runs against Toronto in his last appearance. The southpaw lowered his ERA to 2.94 with a 34:15 K:BB through 33.2 frames.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Lit up in defeat

    Murphy (1-1) took the loss in Sunday's 13-1 loss against the Blue Jays. He allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over 2.1 innings.

    Murphy entered in the second inning as the bulk reliever but couldn't contain a hot Blue Jays offense. The six runs allowed were one more than Murphy had allowed in his previous 28.1 innings coming into the contest. Murphy is likely to continue to serve in a role working behind an opener moving forward.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Could be busy Sunday

    Murphy is expected to work as the primary pitcher in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    Manager Alex Cora previously suggested that Murphy would work as a primary pitcher behind opener John Schreiber in Saturday's 5-4 loss, but Murphy ended up going unused while Nick Pivetta handled the bulk role. The Red Sox are treating the series finale Sunday as another bullpen day, so Murphy looks like he'll get a chance to pitch extended innings for the first time since July 30.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Handling bulk role

    Manager Alex Cora said Murphy is likely to serve as Boston's primary pitcher Saturday against Toronto, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

    John Schreiber will operate as the Red Sox's opener Saturday, and Murphy is poised to work in the bulk role behind him. The 25-year-old righty allowed an unearned run across 3.1 innings last time out against San Francisco and has a 1.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 28.1 innings this season.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Fills bulk-relief role Sunday

    Murphy allowed an unearned run on four hits and struck out one without walking a batter over 3.1 innings Sunday versus the Giants. He did not factor in the decision.

    Murphy was ultimately the bulk reliever in the Red Sox's bullpen game, rather than Nick Pivetta. The 25-year-old Murphy didn't enter the game until the fourth inning, but he still delivered solid pitching, though he was never in line for the win. The southpaw is now at a 1.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 28.1 innings through nine relief appearances in the majors this season. Boston's rotation remains something of an enigma to project, but Murphy should be next be available for a bulk-relief outing over the upcoming weekend series at home versus the Blue Jays.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Earns first win

    Murphy (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and two walks over 3.2 innings Sunday, striking out three and picking up a win against the Mets.

    Murphy took on a bulk reliever role following Brennan Bernardino's 1.2 shutout frames to open the game. Murphy didn't allow a run until the sixth inning. The 25-year-old southpaw snagged his first career win while lowering his ERA to 1.80 through 25 career MLB innings.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Likely to work bulk relief Sunday

    Murphy is expected to be deployed as a bulk reliever behind opener Brennan Bernardino in Sunday's game against the Mets at Fenway Park, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Heading into the weekend, Nick Pivetta looked like the top candidate to work in bulk relief Sunday after he struck out 13 over six innings out of the bullpen Monday against Oakland. However, after Pivetta tossed a 15-pitch scoreless inning in Saturday's win, he still projects to be available Sunday but probably won't be asked to cover more than inning or two. With that in mind, Murphy -- who last pitched Tuesday and covered 4.2 scoreless frames -- profiles as the Boston pitcher likely to work the longest behind Bernardino, who isn't expected to work more than once through the order, if that. Murphy could thus make for an under-the-radar streaming option in deep leagues for fantasy managers hoping to scoop up a cheap win.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Does well in bulk-relief role

    Murphy allowed two hits and a walk while striking out six over 4.2 scoreless innings, taking a no-decision versus the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Opener Joe Jacques gave up all three runs on home runs in the second inning before Murphy entered for a bulk-relief assignment. While the deficit didn't get any worse, the Red Sox were unable to generate any support for Murphy. The southpaw has held his own as a multi-inning reliever this season, posting a 1.69 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 23:9 K:BB over 21.1 innings through seven appearances. With three off days between now and the end of July, the Red Sox will likely be able to get by with their three starters and Nick Pivetta working in a bulk role for a while, so Murphy may be limited to mop-up duty.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Set to work multiple innings

    Murphy will work as the bulk reliever Sunday against the Athletics, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Murphy worked 3.2 innings in bulk relief Tuesday and allowed only one run against the Rangers. He'll follow Tayler Scott on Sunday and should have the chance to earn the win if he can pitch effectively once again.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Deployed in bulk relief Tuesday

    Murphy tossed 3.2 innings out of the bullpen in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers, giving up one run on five hits and one walk while striking out one.

    Lefty Brennan Bernardino drew the start and covered 1.1 innings before the Red Sox turned the game over to five relievers to record the final 23 outs. Murphy ended up serving as the de facto bulk reliever, as none of Boston's other four bullpen arms notched more than four outs. Due to the depleted state of their rotation, the Red Sox don't have any obvious starting candidates for games Saturday or Sunday versus the Athletics, so there's a good chance that Murphy is called upon to cover multiple innings in one of those contests.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Throws two innings in loss

    Murphy allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over two innings in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins.

    Murphy pitched the eighth and ninth innings of what was a bullpen game for the Red Sox. The former starter has showed promise as a bulk reliever since transitioning to the bullpen in the minors at the beginning of the month. The Red Sox are rolling with three healthy starters and expect James Paxton (knee) to start Friday. Beyond that, the fifth spot in the rotation may be what was on display Wednesday, a combination of long relievers that features Murphy and Nick Pivetta. Both Tanner Houck (face) and Chris Sale (shoulder) are on the injured list.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Could be bulk option Wednesday

    Murphy, who was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Friday, could serve as the primary pitcher in Wednesday's game against the Marlins and see consistent work as a long reliever, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

    The Red Sox only have four healthy starters, and the next open spot in the rotation comes up Wednesday. Murphy could be needed this weekend, but his most likely path to fantasy value is as the pitcher of record in the bullpen game next week against the Marlins. Murphy has shaky numbers on the season at Triple-A, but he hasn't allowed a run over six innings in the majors with an 8:1 K:BB.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Optioned to Triple-A

    Murphy was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.

    Murphy will return to Worcester after he was called up Thursday, failing to appear in the team's 6-0 loss to the Twins. The left-hander was expected to appear in Wednesday's upcoming matchup with the Marlins and it's unclear if that's still the case. The 25-year-old has tossed six scoreless innings with the Red Sox in 2023, allowing three hits while walking a batter and striking out eight others.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Back in majors

    The Red Sox recalled Murphy from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The Red Sox sent Murphy down to Worcester immediately after he served as the 27th man in Sunday's doubleheader versus the Yankees, and now he'll return for his third MLB stint this season. Despite his 7.01 ERA in Triple-A, Murphy has been stellar in the majors -- he's thrown six scoreless frames while allowing just three hits and striking out eight batters. Brandon Walter was sent back to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Could pitch every fifth game

    Murphy will likely take on a multi-inning role beginning next Wednesday against the Marlins, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

    Boston's starting rotation is in flux following an injury to Tanner Houck (face), who joins Chris Sale (shoulder) on the injured list. The Red Sox have two days off in the next 11 and could roll with a four-man rotation through that stretch, but the team wants to keep its remaining starters on normal rest without naming a direct replacement for Houck. That means every fifth game could be a bullpen day featuring Murphy, who has been dominant since transitioning from starter to reliever with a 0.00 ERA and 8:1 K:BB in six innings over two big-league appearances. If the southpaw handles a bulk relief role, it's unclear who would open in front of him, but that decision likely hinges on bullpen usage during the games prior to Murphy's unofficial spot in the rotation.

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  • Red Sox's Chris Murphy: Optioned to Triple-A

    Murphy was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Monday.

    Murphy served as the 27th man during Sunday's doubleheader versus the Yankees but is now headed back to the minors. The left-hander has spun six scoreless frames with eight strikeouts in the majors this season, so he has surely earned another opportunity at some point down the line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Mission Hills, CA
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L