David Murphy, Rangers $1.45 million apart

January, 18, 2013
1/18/13
6:16
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The Rangers exchanged arbitration figures with David Murphy on Friday and the two sides are about $1.5 million apart.

The Rangers offered $5.05 million, and Murphy, Texas' only arbitration-eligible player that remains unsigned, asked for $6.5 million.

General manager Jon Daniels earlier had expressed confidence that a deal will get done to avoid a hearing. The Rangers have not had an arbitration case advance to a hearing since Lee Stevens in 2000.

Murphy hit .304 with 15 home runs and 61 RBIs in 147 games last season and made $3.625 million.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Martin Perez
WINS ERA SO IP
2 2.70 12 20
OTHER LEADERS
BAE. Andrus .305
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 8
OPSS. Choo .776
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23