It is difficult to imagine that anyone benefited more from Arizona's three-catcher roster construction than the out of minor league options John Ryan Murphy. Despite being well-liked by many Arizona fans, the fact that the biggest highlights of Murphy's 2019 season came from the mound instead of at or behind the plate should give some sort of idea of how challenged he was to stick on a Major League roster. Questions about just how long Murphy could remain on the roster began before the season ever began. With Carson Kelly coming over as a key member of the Paul Goldschmidt trade, the Diamondbacks finally had themselves a defensively gifted, starting-calibur catcher for the first time since early days Miguel Montero.
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