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North Catholic graduate Sean Murphy is sitting out the season in the Oakland Athletics' farm system while recovering from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.
The right-hander was injured last Aug. 5 while making a start for Class AA Midland in the Texas League. Murphy finished the 2014 season with a combined 6-8 record and 4.89 ERA in 20 starts with Midland, Class AAA Sacramento and high Class A Stockton.
Murphy, 26, has gone 32-32 in five seasons in the Athletics' farm season. He also has a 4.26 ERA and two saves in 105 career games, 81 of which have been starts.
The Athletics selected Murphy in the 33rd round of the 2010 amateur draft from Keystone College in LaPlume, Pa.