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Murphy Left Off 40-man; What About Javy

The Diamondbacks set up their 40-man roster in preparation for the Rule V draft and the Winter General Manager Meetings. Mike Rizzo will be there, along with Josh Byrnes and a contingent of D'Backs front office officials. Among the surprises in the way they set up their 40 man was the fact that Bill Murphy, the Diamondbacks talented lefty starter, was left unprotected. For Rizzo it was one of the toughest decisions.

"That whole process is getting more and more difficult, because we have so many good minor league players now.  Jerry Gil, Marland Williams and Billy Murphy are all guys we don't want to lose, but you can only protect 40 guys, and it gets really tough when you have to make decisions like that.  It's really a testament to the state of our organization now.  Our minor leagues are full of really... Recommended Stories

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