Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/27/13
After being told he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, infielder Donnie Murphy exercised an out clause in his contract Wednesday and was granted his release by the Milwaukee Brewers. Signed as a minor league free agent in December, Murphy was competing for a spot on Milwaukee's bench as a utility player, but he saw his chances at a roster spot end when the Brewers signed infielder Yuniesky Betancourt on Tuesday. Murphy, 30, hit .239 with two home runs and six RBI in 46 spring training at-bats. The Brewers were trying to get the veteran infielder experience in the outfield during camp to expand his versatility. Spending the last three years of his career with the Marlins organization, Murphy hit .216 with three home runs and 12 RBI for Miami in 2012. Known more for his glove than his bat, Murphy has made just three errors in the past two seasons. He has hit .205 with 18 home runs and 82 RBI in his seven-year big league career with Kansas City, Oakland and Miami. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Study may be breakthrough in diagnosing CTE in living patients

Michael Bennett wants a sit-down with Donald Trump

Report: Dwyane Wade nearing deal with Cavaliers

John Mara ‘very unhappy’ with Odell Beckham’s TD celebration

Four NCAA BB assistants arrested in alleged fraud scheme involving Adidas

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brent Musburger not impressed with Tony Romo as broadcaster

LeBron, Steph featured on SI ‘A Nation Divided, Sports United’ cover

If you don't appreciate Aaron Judge yet, there's still time

Tom Brady on Aaron Hernandez: ‘I don’t think about him very often’

Jim Harbaugh wants Big Ten to address ‘unsportsmanlike’ opposing locker rooms

Yasiel Puig to play Tuesday after being benched two games

The 'Nonexistent MLB Rookie of the Year races' quiz

MLB teams with the most at stake this postseason

After Carmelo Anthony trade, the Western Conference looks completely different

Veterans who need to prove they still belong in the NHL

The 'Celebrations are afoot in Philadelphia' quiz

Getaway Day: Closing time on 2017 regular season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

MLB teams with the most at stake this postseason

The 'Nonexistent MLB Rookie of the Year races' quiz

After Melo trade, the West looks completely different

The 'Celebrations are afoot in Philadelphia' quiz

Getaway Day: Closing time on 2017 regular season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker