Angels decline $7 million option on David Murphy
David Murphy was acquired at the trade deadline by the Angels’ old front office regime and now he’s been let go by the Angels’ new front office regime, who decided to decline the veteran outfielder’s $7 million option for 2016.
Murphy lacks ideal power for a corner outfielder, but he’s a career .274 hitter with a solid .765 OPS and can be particularly useful if spotted mostly versus right-handed pitching. A left-handed hitter, his lifetime OPS is .795 against righties and .655 against lefties.
He’ll get a $500,000 buyout and should be able to land a decent-sized one- or two-year deal on the open market.