Chicago Cubs Acquire 2B Daniel Murphy in Trade with Washington Nationals
DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs know all too well what Daniel Murphy can do at the plate. So they are very much looking forward to playing alongside him for a change.
The Cubs bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring Murphy in a trade with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Murphy has a .413 career batting average at Wrigley Field, according to STATS. He was the NL Championship Series MVP when the Mets swept the Cubs in 2015, hitting .529 with four homers and six RBIs.
"It's going to be more fun to watch him hit," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Detroit. "He kind of devastated us in 2015."
The Cubs also announced that Yu Darvish will miss the rest of the season because of a stress reaction in his right elbow.
Darvish left his rehab start for Class A South Bend on Sunday after just one inning.
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