Daniel Murphy (38), who retired in 2021, joins hands with the Los Angeles Angels and aims to re-enter the big league.스포츠토토

On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, reported that Murphy had signed with the Angels, citing the announcement of the Long Island Ducks of the independent league.

According to the announcement, Murphy will sign a minor league contract and start with Triple-A Salt Lake under the Angels. The Angels have yet to officially announce the deal.

Murphy, who made his major league debut in 2008 and went through the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies, left a deep impression by making a big success in baseball in the fall of 2015.

That year, he played for the New York Mets and collected a batting average of 0.328, 7 home runs and 11 RBIs in 14 postseason games, leading the team to runner-up in the World Series. He also set a major league record for home runs in six consecutive postseason games, the first in the major leagues.

Murphy was selected as an All-Star three times in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and won the Silver Slugger in 2016 and 2017, with a batting average of 0.296, 138 homers and 735 RBIs in 1452 games.

However, in 2020, the last season of his contract with Colorado, he only had a batting average of 0.236, 3 home runs and 16 RBIs in 40 games amid sluggishness, and in January 2021 he announced his retirement and left the major leagues.

Murphy’s baseball life, which seemed to be over, started again this year when he returned to the independent league. Murphy recorded a batting average of 0.331, 2 homers and 19 RBIs in 37 games in the independent league Atlantic League.

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