Thursday, March 3, 2011

Players of the Day for Wednesday, March 2, 2011

American League

David Murphy
With their World Series loss to the Giants behind them, the Texas Rangers seek to repeat as AL West champs, but to do so they'll have to replace the big bat of Vladimir Guerrero, who went to Baltimore in the off-season. The player most likely to fill that void will be David Murphy, whose been with the Rangers the past two seasons, and has contributed well in part-time duty.

Murphy hit .291 with 12 homers, 65 RBIs and a career-high 14 steals last year.

Casey McGehee
In the Rangers' 10-6 win over their main AL West rival, the LA Angels, Murphy cracked his first homer of the pre-season, a three-run blast. He also singled and scored in three at-bats.

National League

Casey McGehee, who became the Brewers' regular at third base last year with a sensational season, picked up where he left off with a pair of homers in Milwaukee's 12-5 smack-down of the Cubs Wednesday in Arizona.

McGehee, who batted .285 with 23 homers and 104 RBI in 2010, also singled, going 3-for-3, driving in four runs.

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