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David Murphy: A fourth outfielder?

Updated: October 1, 2009, 6:09 PM ET
By Richard Durrett

Ever since David Murphy arrived in Texas (from Boston), there was talk that he was a great addition to the outfield depth. He was a nice "fourth outfielder" for this club. And with Josh Hamilton, Marlon Byrd and Nelson Cruz on this team, not to mention Julio Borbon.

But with injuries limiting Hamilton's play, Murphy, a left-handed hitter, has become an integral part of the starting outfield/DH rotation. After going 0-for-23 to start the season, Murphy has avoided any really long slumps. ...

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