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Texas Rangers tell Clark Murphy 'family first' with gravely injured brother


Last updated 5/31/2011 at Noon

Clark Murphy in action with the Texas Rangers. Clark's brother, Conrad, was gravely injured in a traffic accident and the Rangers have allowed him time to be with him during his recovery.

Fallbrook's Clark Murphy realized his dream of becoming a professional baseball player when he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2008. Due to an unexpected tragedy, his career has been temporarily put on hold because Clark has stepped up to a leadership role within his family to care for his younger brother who remains hospitalized after a head-on collision last month on State Route 76 at Gird Road.

“[The Texas Rangers] had Clark on the first flight back to San Diego and he was home within five hours [of the accident],” said his father, Jim Murphy. Clark wasn't surprised by the immed...

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