Scutaro out, Murphy in

By Jason Wojciechowski on November 19, 2007 at 2:51 AM

ESPN has the story today that Marco Scutaro has been traded to the Blue Jays for a couple of minor league arms. This should come as no surprise, since Scutaro is arbitration-eligible this off-season and Donnie Murphy is waiting in the wings. It's nice that the A's were able to get something for him instead of having to go the non-tender route.

Offensively, Murphy flashed nothing more than a little power with the A's this past year (a ~.220 ISO), but he hit 326/388/509 for Sacramento in 2007, and had a very similar line for Wichita in 2005. His 2006 season, also with Wichita, was pretty bad. However, he'll be 25 this year and he can apparently play all three (important) infield positions, so there's plenty of upside.