Sean Murphy, who played six seasons in the Oakland A’s farm system, passed away unexpectedly on Monday in Arizona. He was 27 years old.
“The A’s are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Sean Murphy,” said Billy Beane, executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland Athletics. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Murphy was selected by the A’s in the 33rd round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. He compiled a 32-32 record and a 4.26 ERA in 105 games, including 81 starts, in six seasons in the A’s farm system. Murphy missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Sept. 26, 2014. He won 11 games in 2012 and 10 games in 2013 and reached as high as Triple-A in 2014 when he made seven starts for Sacramento.
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