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Braves and Diamondbacks Complete Trade

Atlanta gets C John Ryan Murphy from Arizona
July 31, 2019

The Atlanta Braves today acquired C John Ryan Murphy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

The Atlanta Braves today acquired C John Ryan Murphy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Murphy, 28, is batting .177/.250/.419 in 25 games for Arizona this season, with four home runs and seven RBI over 62 at-bats. He has thrown out 1-of-4 would-be basestealers and picked off one runner in 151.0 innings behind the plate.

A seven-year major league veteran, Murphy is a career .219 (136-for-621) batter with the Yankees (2013-15), Twins (2016) and Diamondbacks ('17-19). He has appeared defensively in 226 games as catcher, and thrown out 29-of-102 (28%) baserunners.

A native of Bradenton, FL, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound catcher was originally selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. He is a career .257 batter in the minor leagues, including a .250 (31-for-124) mark in 36 games for Triple-A Reno this season.