Murphy designated for assignment

Murphy designated for assignment

MIAMI -- The Marlins designated infielder Donnie Murphy for assignment following the team's 13-4 loss to the Rays on Saturday night.

Murphy went 0-for-1 after entering the game as a pinch-runner for Hanley Ramirez in the sixth inning. Murphy hit .133 (6-for-45) in 25 games this season, including eight starts at second base.

The team plans to make a corresponding roster move Sunday morning, and a likely candidate to rejoin the team is first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on May 19.

Sanchez was hitting .197 at the time of his demotion, but has used his time in the Minors to get back on track at the plate. Sanchez was out of the Zephyrs' lineup Saturday night, but went 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored on Friday night.

Since being optioned, Sanchez has hit .310 with a .494 on-base percentage in 19 games.