16 April 2011
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This weekly column focuses on guys who are out there to be had for nothing in most leagues that can help your team even if only as a short-term fill in. Last week I mentioned that if you had injuries like mine, but this week I’ll go a different direction. If you have injuries like an owner who will go unnamed here, which includes Josh Hamilton, Matt Holliday, Zack Greinke, Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Mauer, and you have not quit yet, then these are some guys who may help to ease the pain.
David Murphy, OF Texas Rangers (39% owned in Yahoo, 13% in ESPN leagues)
Current Stat Line – .350 Avg/ 4 R/ 1 HR/ 4 RBI/ 4 SB
With Hamilton out for an extended time, we can expect to see a lot more of David Murphy. He looked good as a fill in last September and his start to this year would suggest it wasn’t a fluke.
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