ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -The Texas Rangers called up outfielder David Murphy from Triple-A Oklahoma prior to Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Murphy takes the roster spot of infielder-outfielder Jerry Hairston, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday due to back and neck soreness.
Murphy was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in a four-player trade on July 31 and will be making his Rangers debut. He was 2-for-7 in two games with Oklahoma. He played 100 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox minor league team, batting .280 with nine home runs, 47 RBIs and eight stolen bases.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Murphy, a Houston native who played collegiately for Baylor, will get a look at all three outfield positions.
``We're going to give him a chance to play,'' Washington said. ``He's a pretty good outfielder who can run a little bit and gives you a good at bat. Coming out of that Boston system, they work the count.''
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