Murphy, 24, was the backup to Brian McCann this season and batted .277 in 67 games. Minnesota catcher Kurt Suzuki hit .240 with a .296 on-base percentage one year after his first All-Star appearance. The 31-year-old has one year left on his current contract, plus a $6 million option that vests if he makes 485 plate appearances in 2016.
Hicks began the 2015 season in Triple A and batted .256 in 97 major-league games. He is known primarily for his speed on the bases and defensive range in the outfield.
- Dan Gartland