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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman | #20

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Jacksonville
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 13 (0) / NYM
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Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs on Sunday, propelling the Nationals to a 4-1 victory over the Padres in San Diego.
Murphy got the Nationals on the board with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and then slashed a go-ahead run-scoring single into right field in the fifth. He continues to produce at an elite level, slashing .325/.381/.561 with 20 homers and 81 RBI. Aug 20 - 8:25 PM

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Daniel Murphy was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Though he hasn't been diagnosed with any specific injury, manager Dusty Baker noticed that Murphy hasn't been moving well over the past few games. He'll get the night off to recharge his batteries before returning for Sunday's series finale. Howie Kendrick, who had been slated to start in left field, will shift to second base with Alejandro De Aza in left.
Aug 19 - 6:26 PM

Daniel Murphy clubbed his 20th home run as the Nationals outlasted the Giants in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.

Murphy opened the scoring in the ballgame with a solo shot off of Matt Moore in the third inning. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Murphy is slashing a terrific .330/.384/.574 with 20 long balls and 78 RBI on the year.
Aug 13 - 10:45 PM

Daniel Murphy is out of the Nationals' starting lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants.

Adrian Sanchez will get the start at second base and bat second versus Giants right-hander Chris Stratton. Murphy should be back in there for the nightcap.
Aug 13 - 11:32 AM

Daniel Murphy (hip) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night.

Murphy missed a couple of games with a sore hip. He is starting at second base and hitting fifth in his return to action Thursday versus Marlins right-hander Dan Straily.
Aug 10 - 3:39 PM

Daniel Murphy (hip) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

Murphy will miss a second straight start with a sore hip, although he was able to pinch-hit Tuesday. He's likely to be back in there Thursday.
Aug 9 - 3:36 PM

Daniel Murphy was held out of the Nationals' lineup Tuesday due to hip discomfort.

But he did pinch-hit in the game and could start Wednesday night versus Miami. Adrian Sanchez filled in at second base.
Aug 8 - 10:30 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday.

It's a simple day of rest. Adrian Sanchez is filling in at second base. Matt Wieters is also sitting out, as Jose Lobaton will handle the catching.

Daniel Murphy slugged a pair of home runs and added a single in Friday's victory over the Cubs.

Murphy got to Kyle Hendricks both time, smacking a two-run shot to right-center off of him in the first inning before then depositing one into the left-center field bleachers with a solo blast in the sixth. The second baseman capped off his day with a single up the middle off of Carl Edwards in the eighth. Murphy entered the proceedings Friday with just one hit in his previous five contests, so hopefully this gets him going.
Aug 4 - 5:29 PM

Daniel Murphy is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

It looks to be a routine breather for Murphy, who went 1-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss at Miami. Howie Kendrick will start at second base and bat second Wednesday versus Marlins right-hander Vance Worley.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Murphy's absence opens up some value on the Washington side, as we now can roster Adam Lind hitting in the 5th spot and Howie Kendrick will shift up to the second spot in the order. The Nats haven't garnered much attention as a top stack today, but Worley has allowed a ton of hard contact to start his season - he's allowing a 53.5 hard% to LHBs and a 37.7 mark to RHBs. He's still only thrown 32.2 IP this season, but if his hard contact rates stay similar, he's going to see some balls leave the yard.
Aug 2 - 3:47 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

He'll be back in there for the nightcap. Wilmer Difo is at second base and Adrian Sanchez is at shortstop in the first game. Matt Wieters is also sitting out the first contest, as Jose Lobaton is at catcher.

Daniel Murphy went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and three strikeouts Monday versus the Reds.

This marked the first time that Murphy had struck out three times in a game since May 20, 2014. We'll allow it. He still leads the National League with a .344 batting average.
Jul 17 - 3:46 PM

Daniel Murphy slugged two home runs and racked up five total RBI in the Nationals' 14-4 thrashing of the Reds on Sunday.

Murphy opened the game's scoring with a two-run shot in the top of the first inning and he added a three-run blast in the top of the fifth. He also singled in the top of the third, finishing 3-for-4 in the afternoon rout at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. The 32-year-old second baseman is batting .348/.400/.595 with 16 home runs and 71 RBI in 84 games this season for Washington.
Jul 16 - 5:15 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Murphy started Tuesday's All-Star Game and is getting an extra day of rest with a breather Friday. Stephen Drew will handle second base and Wilmer Difo will be at shortstop.
Jul 14 - 2:51 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with two RBI Sunday in the Nationals’ 10-5 win over the Braves.

Murphy singled in the fifth and scored later in the inning on a two-run single by Matt Wieters. He saved his best for last, plating Wilmer Difo and Bryce Harper on a two-out double in the eighth inning. Last year’s MVP runner-up will head to the break leading the NL in both batting average (.342) and doubles (29).
Jul 9 - 7:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
4Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis