A’s promote former Wright State catcher Murphy



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A’s promote former Wright State catcher Murphy

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Raiders catcher Sean Murphy scores from second base in Saturday’s Horizon League victory over Valpo. Wright State earned a second straight trip to the NCAA tournament. Mike Hartsock/WHIO-TV

The Oakland A’s promoted former Wright State catcher Sean Murphy to Double-A on Wednesday.

The Centerville High School graduate hit .297 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs for the Single-A Stockton Ports and was voted to the California League All-Star Game.

Murphy, whom the A’s drafted in the third round in 2016, will play in Double-A for the Midland RockHounds in the Texas League.

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