Daniel Murphy’s impressive stint with LI Ducks earns him opportunity with Angels


Daniel Murphy’s Long Island Ducks contract was bought out by the Los Angeles Angels organization, Ducks ownership announced Monday afternoon.

The former Mets star, who came out of retirement this off-season to sign with the Ducks, will now report to the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees.

“Daniel made the most of his time with the Ducks,” said Ducks president/general manager Michael Pfaff in a statement. “We want to thank him for his hard work with the Flock, congratulate him on this exciting opportunity and wish him the best of luck with the Angels.”

In 37 games with Long Island, Murphy led his team in hits (47), batting average (.331), and on-base percentage (.410). He also totaled two home runs, 19 RBIs and 20 runs.

Watch Murphy going yard earlier this season in the Tweet below.

Murphy, 38, will be joining his fifth MLB franchise since being drafted in 2006 by the Mets.

He is best known for his time with the Mets, especially his record-breaking postseason performance in 2015. He led the Mets to their fifth World Series appearance and was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series. He was nearly unstoppable after homering in all four games in the NLCS, leading to a sweeping victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Top: Infielder Daniel Murphy (#28) playing a home game for the Long Island Ducks at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. (Credit: Michael White)