Back after two years, retired again in two months…Murphy hangs up his jersey

Daniel Murphy, 38, of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has announced his second retirement since the fall of 2015.안전놀이터

“Murphy has retired,” the Angels announced on Twitter.

Murphy’s short tenure with the Angels comes to an end after just over two months.

Murphy had already retired once before, in 2021. His baseball career, which seemed to be over, began again this year when he returned to the independent leagues.

In mid-June, he signed a minor league deal with the Angels to try to make it back to the big leagues.

It wasn’t the ending he wanted. After two years away, Murphy couldn’t open the door to the majors.

In 40 minor league games, Murphy batted .288 with one home run and 26 RBIs.

He was eventually retired again without ever returning to the majors.

Murphy played in the big leagues from 2008 to 2020 for the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies, finishing his career with a .296 batting average, 138 home runs, 735 RBIs, and 68 stolen bases in 1,452 games.

He was named an All-Star in 2014, 2016, and 2017, and a Silver Slugger in 2016 and 2017.

It was in 2015 that he left the deepest imprint on fans’ minds.

Murphy, then with the Mets, batted .328 with seven home runs and 11 RBIs in 14 postseason games, leading the team to a World Series runner-up finish. He also set a major league record for home runs in a six-game postseason.

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