For Athletics rookies, familiarity softens October pressures

first_imgSEATTLE — Sean Murphy’s promotion to the big leagues was expected, but a tad delayed.The catching prospect tore his meniscus in early spring, then re-injured it early August. A frustrating sequence for a budding star, sure, but one former catcher made sure to reach out every step of the way.“Yeah, Bob (Melvin) would text periodically about the knee, checking in,” Murphy said. “It shows he cares, and shows he is supportive, and to have him text me once in a while, it’s a good feeling.”Melvin …last_img

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