Indians activate David Murphy from the disabled list

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Expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained oblique muscle, Indians outfielder David Murphy is back from the disabled list in less than a month.

Murphy played two minor-league rehab games at Triple-A, including one in front of our very own Craig Calcaterra in Columbus (equally exciting for both parties, no doubt).

Before the injury he hit .262 with seven homers and a .708 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $12 million contract. He’ll resume platooning against mostly right-handers.

Video: Edwin Encarnación grounds into 5-4-3 triple play

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The Yankees threatened early against the Twins in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s game in Minnesota. DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew leadoff walks Martín Pérez, bringing up slugger Edwin Encarnación. Encarnación battled Pérez, ultimately rolling over on the ninth pitch, a change-up. Third baseman Luis Arraez gobbled it up and stepped on the third base bag, then fired to Jonathan Schoop at second base for the second out. Schoop got the ball over to Miguel Sanó at first base just in time to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.

It’s the second triple play turned this year, as the White Sox also accomplished a 5-4-3 double play on May 22 against the Astros. The Twins’ last triple play occurred on June 1, 2017 against the Angels, also a 5-4-3 triple-killing.

The Yankees were eventually able to generate some offense in the third inning on a Gio Urshela solo homer and an RBI single from Encarnación. It’s a 2-2 game as this gets published.