Daniel Murphy is a player that many around Major League Baseball haven’t heard much about for quite a long time.
The 38-year-old hasn’t been in MLB since the 2020 season, when he was with the Colorado Rockies.
But the former MLB star is getting a fresh start with the Los Angeles Angels, having joined them on a minor league deal.
Murphy has played the vast majority of his career with the New York Mets, but also made stops with the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.
On Twitter, SNY, the TV home of the Mets, announced the news of Murphy being signed by the Angels.
The Angels have signed Daniel Murphy to a minor league deal pic.twitter.com/Np6Mm6ajjA
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) June 12, 2023
Murphy made his Major League debut with the Mets in 2008 and quickly became a star on a young roster.
He also helped guide the Mets back to prominence in 2015.
That year, New York won their first NL East title since 2006 and even reached the World Series.
Murphy did plenty of damage that October and earned NLCS MVP honors after the Mets swept the Cubs.
The veteran second baseman also was a two-time Silver Slugger and a three-time All-Star before his recent hiatus.
But the slugger is back and ready to prove himself once again.
Murphy’s best season came in 2016 with the Nationals.
That year, he hit for a .347 average, crushed 25 home runs, and drove in 104 runs as he helped guide the Nationals to an NL East title.
The Mets took Murphy in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
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