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Athletics’ Sean Murphy drawing trade interest from Rays, others

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Report: Rays among teams showing interest in Murphy trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Whether or not the Athletics trade Sean Murphy this offseason remains to be seen. However, one thing is for certain, and it’s that there will be plenty of interest should the Gold Glove catcher become available.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Monday, citing sources, that the Tampa Bay Rays are among multiple teams showing interest in trading for Murphy.

In 148 games last season, Murphy hit .250/.332/.426 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI for Oakland.

The Chicago White Sox reportedly were one of “a half dozen” teams interested in Murphy and the list of potential suitors appears to be growing.

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Earlier this month, A’s general manager David Forst spoke about the trade interest in Murphy.

“Sean is a player that any organization would want behind the plate in the big leagues,” Forst added, per “He’s obviously a popular topic of discussion when I talk to other clubs. But that was the case last offseason and at the [trade] deadline. He still remains an A, and we’ll see where the offseason goes.”

If the A’s are looking to trade their anchor behind the plate, it appears that there will be no shortage of suitors.

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