Murphy was acquired at the trade deadline from Arizona, boosting the Braves’ organizational catcher depth. He’ll be the fourth catcher on the 40-man, joining Brian McCann, Tyler Flowers and Francisco Cervelli. The latter is dealing with a lacerated finger but should return within a week.
Murphy gives the team another catcher during the final two weeks. He might receive playing time after the team clinches the National League East, which would happen Wednesday at the earliest.