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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Daniel Murphy collected two hits and knocked in the Mets' only run in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Nationals.
Murphy now has back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games. His eighth-inning single put the Mets on the board, but by then, it was too late to stage a comeback. The All-Star second baseman has a .302/.347/.437 line with nine home runs, 48 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Aug 6 - 9:53 PM

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Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a walk, a two-run single, and a triple as the Mets skated to a 6-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

Murphy has been putting on a hitting clinic for most of this season. Tuesday's effort marks his seventh multi-hit game in his last 10 contests. His seventh-inning two-run single helped pad the Mets' lead to 5-1 at the time, which proved ultimately unnecessary. The 29-year-old All-Star has a .300/.346/.436 line with nine home runs, 47 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in what has been a career year.
Aug 5 - 10:46 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in the Mets' loss to the Giants on Monday.

Murphy cranked a two-run homer off Giants starter Tim Hudson in the bottom of the first inning and then singled and scored in the bottom of the fifth. The second baseman has been impressive all season, batting .296/.341/.429 with nine homers and 45 RBI in 108 games.
Aug 4 - 4:08 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a breather against left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud are also sitting out Sunday.
Aug 3 - 10:04 AM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets are "highly doubtful to move" Daniel Murphy.

There has been interest -- most notably from the Nationals -- but Murphy is under contractual control through the 2015 season and so the Mets would have to be overwhelmed by an offer to pull the trigger on a deal. Murphy, 29, is hitting .295/.341/.423 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 105 games this season.
Jul 31 - 9:23 AM

The Nationals have had internal discussions about Daniel Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera but no deal appears close, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Nats are in need of an infielder with Ryan Zimmerman out for most of the rest of the regular season, and both Murphy and Cabrera would allow Anthony Rendon to remain at third base while pushing Danny Espinosa back to a bench role. Murphy would be a nice upgrade but would be tough to do within the same division, while Cabrera is a free agent after the season.
Jul 30 - 11:02 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Mets' win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Murphy has been locked in at the plate in recent days, going 7-for-12 in his last three games. The hit parade has raised his overall line to .293/.340/.412. With seven home runs and 11 stolen bases, Murphy has a decent shot at his second straight double-double season.
Jul 27 - 6:30 PM

Newsday's Marc Carig reports that teams have reached out to the Mets about trading for Daniel Murphy, but the club is "more likely to keep Murphy rather than deal him away."

Murphy, who made his first All-Star team this season, is batting .287/.335/.406 with seven homers, 38 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 2014. The 29-year-old is making $5.7 million this year and will be eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter. He's been connected to the Giants and Blue Jays but it sounds like the Mets would prefer to hang on to him for the time being.
Source: Newsday
Jul 25 - 12:29 AM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

Murphy hit a two-run double in the second inning, scoring runs in both the second and sixth innings. The All-Star second baseman is hitting .295/.343/.416 in the first half. He's well on his way to another stellar fantasy season.
Jul 8 - 10:33 PM

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Murphy has been on fire at the plate, as he entered Tuesday's action having hit .354 since June 19. His fifth-inning homer off of lefty Mike Minor brought the Mets back within a run, but it wasn't enough. The second baseman is slashing a productive .302/.352/.424 with seven home runs, 34 RBI, and 11 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 1 - 10:46 PM

Daniel Murphy singled three times in five trips to the plate in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

The Mets logged nine hits over eight scoreless innings before breaking out for two in the ninth. Murphy didn't score once despite reaching base three times on singles. The second baseman is slashing .301/.351/.417 with six home runs, 32 RBI, and 11 stolen bases. If the Mets don't attempt to sign Murphy to an extension, they could try to trade him by the deadline.
Jun 29 - 4:47 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants and Blue Jays have expressed trade interest in Daniel Murphy.

It's no surprise that either contending club is interest given the holes they have at second base. The Mets tried to trade Murphy last winter and could attempt to do so again this summer. However, one club source told Martino that an extension for Murphy is "possible." The two sides haven't discussed a long-term deal yet, but Murphy said Tuesday that he and his agents have talked about the possibility. The second baseman is making $5.7 million this year and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this offseason.
Jun 25 - 10:12 AM

Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Sunday's 11-5 rout of the Marlins.

The Mets have now won four of their last five games. Murphy singled and scored in the top of the third inning and then slugged a three-run shot in the top of the fourth. He's hitting .298/.353/.417 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 74 games this season for New York.
Jun 22 - 4:28 PM

Daniel Murphy will hit leadoff Thursday against the Brewers.

It might be more than a one-game thing, as Mets manager Terry Collins said that he could envision Murphy and Bobby Abreu hitting first and second on a regular basis. The Mets have been looking for a leadoff hitter all season, so it will be an interesting situation to watch. Murphy at least has a strong argument to hit there against right-handers.
Jun 12 - 4:12 PM

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Murphy went yard off of Marco Estrada in the third inning, putting the Mets up 2-0 at the time. It marked his fifth homer and ran his RBI total up to 25. While Murphy has cooled down over the last few weeks, he still sports an impressive .305/.361/.431 slash line.
Jun 10 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Gonzalez Germen
10Bobby Parnell