Angels swing deals for OFs DeJesus, Murphy

On Monday, Los Angeles obtained Shane Victorino from the Red Sox, and on Tuesday they acquired David Murphy from the Indians and David DeJesus from the Rays.


The details of the trade have yet to be released beyond the fact that Murphy will be headed to the Angels. Murphy, 33, is hitting.296/.344/.437 with five home runs.’s Jon Heyman confirmed the Murphy trade, while Tampa Bay made a separate team announcement. His other stints came with Texas and Boston, and he’ll slot into a troubled left field role along with Victorino. 296 with five home runs, 27 RBIs, a. 344 on-base percentage and.

The 35-year-old DeJesus, 35, is batting.

The trade for DeJesus included minor league right-hander Eduar Lopez going to the Rays, and the Angels sent 23-year-old minor league infielder Eric Stamets to the Indians in exchange for Murphy. He has hit. 276 with 99 homers and 569 RBIs in his 13-year career with Kansas City, Oakland, the Chicago Cubs, Washington and Tampa Bay.

Stamets, 23, spent 62 games with the Angels’ Double AA Arkansas affiliate this season.

Lopez appeared in eight games for the Angels’ rookie-league affiliate in Orem, Utah.

Los Angeles is at Houston tonight, and will be without Trout.

Sometimes family members aren’t thrilled about their loved ones being traded, but DeJesus’ wife, Kim DeJesus, was happy about the move, showing her excitement via Twitter as the deal was announced.


So it looks like the Angels have two new players – and one very happy wife – for the stretch one.

Indians trade veteran outfielder David Murphy to Los Angeles Angels for minor league shortstop