NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: John Ryan Murphy #66 and Andrew Miller #48 of the New York Yankees celebrate the win over the Kansas City Royals on May 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
John Ryan Murphy is in spring training camp away from the Yankees for the first time in his career. The fan favorite catcher was of course traded to the Twins this past offseason for outfielder Aaron Hicks. Yesterday on twitter, Murphy and former battery mate Andrew Miller had a nice little exchange:
Miller’s twitter pic is of him and Murphy high-fiving on the mound at Yankee Stadium last year. We saw how Murphy acted in the clubhouse during the team’s champagne-filled celebration after clinching a playoff spot, so he seems like a really fun guy to be around. He was no doubt a good clubhouse presence, and a guy who brought energy to the team.
Murphy’s struggling so far this spring, however. He’s hitting 2-for-28, but manager Paul Molitor says he still sees him as the team’s backup catcher.