A’s C Sean Murphy undergoes surgery on left knee

October 10th, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s announced that catcher Sean Murphy had successful surgery on his left knee today at the Gateway Surgical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Carter and involved a lateral meniscal debridement procedure on Murphy’s left knee. Murphy is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Murphy played in just 41 minor league games due to two stints on the injured list with a strained left knee. He was selected by Oakland on Sept. 1 when rosters expanded and hit .245 with four home runs and eight RBI in 20 games. The 25-year-old right-handed hitter started 13 of the A’s 26 games at catcher following his promotion. Murphy also combined for a .293 batting average with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 41 games with Triple-A Las Vegas and both of the A’s affiliates in the Arizona Rookie League. He added 22 walks for a .384 on-base percentage and slugged .580.