The news of the death of former A’s minor league pitcher Sean Murphy Tuesday hit the A’s clubhouse hard.
Many of the players who have spent time working their way through the minor league system were close to Murphy, 27, whose cause of death wasn’t immediately known.
“When I was going through rehab last year he’d had Tommy John surgery and we worked out together all the time,’’ infielder/outfielder Tyler Ladendorf said. “I think we played together for about four years. It’s just a shock. Everybody wants to know what happened.