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Murphy improving, but he's still not running

Murphy improving, but he's still not running

ARLINGTON -- Injured outfielder David Murphy is playing the waiting game. His strained left groin doesn't bother him when he rolls out of bed or walks around his house, or -- most importantly -- when he swings a bat, but he still hasn't run.

Murphy said he will try to run on Monday, but the big day he will test it will come Tuesday, the day before Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

"It feels great with day-to-day activity, which is a huge reason for optimism," Murphy said. "It's gradually gotten better. When it really comes down to it, and I have to push it, you never know how you're going to react."

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