The Texas Rangers apparently are still looking plug the hole at second base have made a trade (or acquired through waivers) with the Chicago Cubs to acquire infielder Donnie Murphy.
#rangers have traded for IF Donnie Murphy
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) March 26, 2014
It appears that Donnie Murphy was claimed by the Rangers off waivers, no official word from the Texas Rangers or the Cubs. It is also being reported that the Texas Rangers will take on the remaining part of his contract which is $825,000. (Baseball reference) and (MLB Trade Rumors).
There are conflicting reports about this being a trade, Jerry Crasnick stated it was a trade. T.R. Sullivan posted it he was claimed off waivers.
Rangers Claim IF Murphy http://t.co/iJxqwpthFy
— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) March 26, 2014
Murphy, not to be confused with David, had a batting line of .255/.319/.530/.849 last year with 8 doubles and 11 strike outs over 163 plate appearances. Expect Murphy to fill in for the injured Jurickson Profar instead of Adam Rosales or Josh Wilson.
More details to come as this story develops. But it appears that the Rangers won’t lose anything by acquiring him off waivers. Also, this will give them a solid veteran second baseman until Profar is able to return. This could prove to be an upgrade over both Wilson and Rosales if Murphy is able to repeat what he did the last half of the season with the Cubs.