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Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffers heart attack

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He is expected to make a full recovery.

MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at Oakland Athletics Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers’ bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack on Saturday during workouts. President of Baseball Operations David Stearns indicated that he should be okay.

The sixty-one year old Murphy joined the Brewers’ organization in 2016. Craig Counsell first wanted his old coach at Notre Dame on his staff when he took the Brewers’ managerial job in 2015, but the San Diego Padres refused to let Milwaukee interview him. Murphy did become the Padres’ interim manager later in 2015 after the firing of Bud Black.

Murphy and the Padres parted ways following the 2015 season, freeing him up to come to Milwaukee. Since then Murphy has been a colorful character that has been a major part of changing the culture and turning the fortunes of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Murphy is expected to make a full recovery. Even so, I am sure I speak for everyone at BCB and the BCB community in saying get well soon and our thoughts and prayers are with you.