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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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Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Friday that Daniel Murphy (knee) is "right on target" with his rehab.
The hope is that Murphy is ready to go on Opening Day following a debridement and microfracture surgery on his right knee last October, and so far he's on track. Of course, things could change as Murphy goes through drills and spring training games, so keep a close eye on how he looks in Grapefruit League action. Feb 16 - 1:12 PM

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Daniel Murphy, not even two months removed from knee surgery, is walking using a crutch.

Murphy underwent a debridement and microfracture surgery on his right knee in October. The Nationals remain optimistic that Murphy will be ready to go for Opening Day. The 32-year-old is coming off of a stellar season where he slashed .322/.384/.543 with 23 homers and 93 RBI in 144 contests.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo reiterated Wednesday at the Winter Meetings that Daniel Murphy (knee) is expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Murphy underwent a debridement and microfracture surgery on his right knee shortly after the Nationals were eliminated from the National League Division Series by the Cubs and he'll likely take it easy for much of spring training, but it sounds like the star second baseman could be in Washington's starting lineup on March 29 in Cincinnati. Murphy, 32, batted .322/.384/.543 with 23 home runs and 93 RBI in 144 games this past season.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said he is "optimistic" that Daniel Murphy (knee) will be ready for the start of the 2018 season.

Murphy underwent a debridement and microfracture surgery on his right knee shortly after the Nationals were eliminated from the NLDS by the Cubs. His rehab is something we'll be monitoring through the winter. The 32-year-old second baseman posted a stellar .322/.384/.543 batting line with 23 home runs and 93 RBI in 144 games this season.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Daniel Murphy underwent a debridement and microfracture surgery on Friday to repair damage to the articular cartilage in his right knee.

Murphy tore the MCL in the same knee many years ago but this is the first we've heard of any knee issues since then. The Nationals did not reveal a timetable for his return, only saying that he will rehab "throughout the offseason." It's a significant operation, so it's certainly possible that Murphy will be limited in spring training.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.

All three of Murphy's hits were singles, with the first one plating a run in the first inning. He's now got 92 RBI, with an outside shot at his second consecutive 100-RBI season. Even if he falls short, it will have been another tremendously successful year at the plate for the 32-year-old, who's hitting a robust .319/.383/.545 with 23 homers and 91 runs scored through Thursday's games.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:15:00 AM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Phillies.

Murphy is playing second base and batting third against Philadelphia right-hander Mark Leiter after missing two consecutive games due to what Nationals manager Dusty Baker described as "general soreness." Bryce Harper is starting in right field and hitting second.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 03:28:00 PM

Daniel Murphy is out of the Nationals' lineup again on Tuesday.

Murphy was held out of Monday's lineup with what manager Dusty Baker described as "general soreness." Apparently he's not quite right just yet, and the Nationals don't have any need to push things this close to the playoffs. Howie Kendrick will play second base.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Daniel Murphy isn't in Monday's lineup because of "general soreness."

It's an inconvenience for Murphy's fantasy owners but isn't anything to worry about long-term, as the Nats are just being cautious. Adrian Sanchez is at second base Monday.
Source: MASN Sports
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run in the 10th inning to help the Nationals edge the Mets 4-3 on Saturday.

Murphy cranked a Jacob Rhame curveball to straight-away center, his 23rd homer of the season. He finished 2-for-5 in the game with a double and another run scored. The 32-year-old is fourth in the National League with a .316 batting average, and he's got 90 RBI and 90 runs scored to go with a .917 OPS to boot. If not for a couple teammates having even better offensive years, we might expect to see his name on a couple MVP ballots in the coming months.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 01:13:00 AM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Murphy was a late scratch Tuesday due to minor tightness in his left hamstring. It's clearly not a serious concern. He is starting at second base and batting third Wednesday versus Braves right-hander Lucas Sims.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he expects Daniel Murphy (hamstring) to return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Murphy was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Braves due to left hamstring tightness, but it's apparently nothing serious. Wilmer Difo filled in at second base, going 0-for-4 while stranding five runners.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 10:55:00 PM

Daniel Murphy has been scratched from the Nationals' lineup Tuesday due to left hamstring tightness.

Murphy ran into a similar issue last September, so the Nats figure to play it safe and rest him for a few games. Wilmer Difo is now starting at second base and batting sixth Tuesday versus Braves left-hander Luiz Gohara.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Daniel Murphy (neck) is back in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

It's Murphy's first start since Tuesday, as he's been battling some neck stiffness. He's at second base and batting third against Alex Wood and the Dodgers.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Daniel Murphy (neck) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday versus the Braves.

Murphy was also held out of action Wednesday as he works through some minor neck stiffness. Wilmer Difo is at second base and hitting third for the Nationals on Thursday night against Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 03:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Miguel Montero
3Pedro Severino
4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Reynolds
3Reid Brignac
4Kelvin Gutierrez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5A.J. Cole
6Erick Fedde
7Jefry Rodriguez
8Joe Ross
9Edwin Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Enny Romero
7Joaquin Benoit
8Matt Grace
9Sammy Solis
10Austin Adams
11Wander Suero
12David Goforth
13Tim Collins
14Bryan Harper