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Another lefty bat could be coming to the lineup"ing that the Milwaukee Brewers have expressed interest in signing free agent second baseman Daniel Murphy. The 34-year-old Murphy is a versatile fielder and left-handed bat. He can play multiple positions http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , but has predominantly manned second and first since 2016. Murphy is coming off a down season for his standards. He hit .299/.336/.454, a 110 wRC+ and a 115 DRC+ with the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs. He did spend nearly half of the season injured, only appearing in 98 games and accumulating 351 plate appearances. His contact rate also saw a hard dip last season Aaron Sanchez Jersey , showing that the dip in performance wasn’t likely just bad luck. Murphy’s hard-hit rate dipped from the mid-30s to 26.1% and a slight dip in line drive rate that went into his ground ball rate. There’s a chance last year’s injury could have contributed to the decline, but age could have played a role as well.Murphy also isn’t something most would call a defensive wizard. Last year, Murphy had -18 DRS at second and -1 DRS at first. He hasn’t played third base substantially since 2015 and hasn’t touched the outfield since 2011. Murphy would likely take some money and commitment to sign http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , meaning he would be more than a transitional piece as the team waits for Keston Hiura to develop. DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed pitcher Jesus Tinoco from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned infielder Brendan Rodgers to the Isotopes.Rodgers was the organization’s top prospect when he was recalled May 17. He made his major league debut that night against Philadelphia, and he got his first hit against the Phillies the next day. He had a three-hit game against Pittsburgh on May 22.Rodgers, 22 Russell Martin Jersey , batted .246 in 35 games and struck out 22 times in 70 plate appearances. He is hitting just .161 in 10 games in June.This is the second call-up for Tinoco and it comes a day after the Rockies depleted their bullpen in a 12-inning loss to San Diego. Colorado blew a six-run lead in the ninth and used eight relievers in the game, which took 5 hours, 4 minutes to play.Tinoco tossed one scoreless inning against Toronto in his major league debut on June 2. It was his only appearance before being optioned to Triple-A.