According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of infielder Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa and have called him up to take the spot on the roster of the recently DFA’d Julio Borbon.
The Cubs signed Donnie Murphy to a minor league deal on April 3 and he has spent the season with the Iowa Cubs. In 89 games for Triple-A Iowa, Murphy hit .265/.338/.457/.795 with 18 doubles, two triples and 12 home runs.
With the addition of Donnie Murphy, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 40 players.
Donnie Murphy spent the previous three seasons in the Marlins organization. In 117 games at the big league level, Murphy hit .222/.277/.413/.690 with 16 doubles, four triples and eight home runs.
Donnie Murphy is a utility infielder and has not played in the outfield since 2008.
The Cubs did not call-up Dave Sappelt to fill Borbon’s spot on the roster. The Cubs figure to make another change to the big league roster after Sunday’s finale against the Dodgers to reduce the pitching staff and add a position player.