Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias, center, was re-assigned to minor league camp on Thursday. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers made their second round of roster cuts after a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Top pitching prospects Julio Urias and Jose De Leon were the top names sent out; both were re-assigned to the Dodgers’ minor league camp. So was catcher Jack Murphy.
PHOENIX — The Dodgers traded minor league infielder Darwin Barney to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday for a player to be named later. A couple hours later, they named him after a famous sports writer.
Jack Murphy is a 27-year-old catcher who has 14 games of experience in Triple-A and 122 games of experience in the Australian Baseball League. Murphy stands 6-foot-4, was born in Florida, educated at Princeton and has a mustache. Since the Dodgers’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates are done playing this year, Murphy seems unlikely to get into a game before the season ends. He slashed .220/.309/.315 for the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate in 2015.