Klein High School grad contributes in Texas' victory over Cardinals
David Murphy came through with three hits for the Texas Rangers in their 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 12.
Murphy, a 2000 graduate of Klein High School, is batting .317 on the season. He has appeared in 128 games and has racked up 123 hits, including 26 doubles and 13 home runs. Murphy has knocked in 54 runs and has scored 56 runs. He has struck out 63 times and has been walked 50 times.
Murphy was drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels took him in the 50th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft but Murphy opted to play college baseball at Baylor University. He played three seasons with the Bears and hit .346 over his career.
The Boston Red Sox took Murphy as the 17th overall pick in the 2003 draft. In 2007, he played in 43 games with the Rangers. Between 2008 and 2010, Murphy played in at least 100 games each season.
Last season, Murphy played in 120 games and hit .275. He drove in 46 runs and scored 46 runs.
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