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Murphy Focusing More Behind The Plate

J.R. Murphy is working on his defensive game

J.R. Murphy was more widely known for success at the plate than behind it when he was drafted by the Yankees back in June. Currently in the Dominican Republic, he's participating in his second consecutive Instructional League and he has made no bones about what his focus has been.

"Definitely 100 percent on my catching," J.R. Murphy admitted. "I pride my game on my hitting so hopefully that can keep going. Julio [Mosquera] and Victor [Valencia] have been awesome on the catching side. "Working on that everyday, that's been the main thing, especially for Instructs. It's been early work and all day long [it's been] catching stuff. I feel a lot more comfortable back... Recommended Stories

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