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David Murphy leaves with strained groin

9/29/2010

ARLINGTON, Texas -- David Murphy was taken out of Wednesday's game with the Mariners in the second inning because of a left groin strain.

Rangers officials said he is still being evaluated, so we don't know how serious the injury may be.

Murphy came out of the game while at first base after reaching on an error. Mitch Moreland pinch ran for him with two outs. Moreland then stayed in to play right field and Jeff Francoeur moved over to left field, a position he's never played in the majors.

Murphy has been a huge reason this team has stayed afloat with Josh Hamilton out of the lineup. He is hitting .355 in September, much of that time with Hamilton out with the rib injury.

We'll let you know more on Murphy as soon as we do.