The Rangers have given 31-year old lefty swinging David Murphy a full-time job for the first time (in LF) and he is struggling with the bat so far this year. Murphy has played in 13 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 8 for 50 (.160 avg, .488 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs. Murphy is struggling with both righty and lefty pitchers so far this year. He has a career batting average of .289 (.835 OPS) vs. righty pitchers and he is hitting .263 (.666 OPS) against lefty pitchers so far in his career. So it will bear watching to see if Murphy can’t handle hitting lefties this year. Regardless, he is going to have to start hitting if he wants to keep his full time gig for a while.