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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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Mets and INF Daniel Murphy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8 million contract.
MLBTradeRumors.com projected Murphy to earn $8.3 million through arbitration, so it seems to be a fair deal for both parties. The 29-year-old hit .289/.332/.403 with nine homers and 57 RBI in 143 games in 2014 and remains one of the top all-around second baseman in the league. Jan 16 - 9:20 PM

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Daniel Murphy requested $8.6 million and was offered $7.4 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Murphy to earn $8.3 million in his final year of arbitration. It seems likely that the two sides will be able to work something out.
Jan 16 - 5:56 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets are "not in the mode" of trading Daniel Murphy.

Murphy is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season and there's been talk of him being shopped in the past, but the Mets feel they are on the verge of becoming a competitive team. Murphy, 29, batted .289/.332/.403 with nine home runs and 57 RBI in 143 games this past season for New York. He's due to make around $9 million in his final year of salary arbitration.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:59:00 PM

The New York Post's Mike Puma reports that the Mets have discussed with Daniel Murphy the possibility of playing some in left field next season.

However, Murphy wasn't crazy about the idea, so it's not expected to happen. The 29-year-old has 60 games of experience in left field but hasn't manned the position regularly since 2009. Arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter, Murphy is an offseason trade candidate.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a run scored against the Braves on Friday.

Murphy collected three singles and a double. The 29-year-old had just 4 hits in his last 22 at-bats coming into Friday's action, so fantasy owners will have to hope that this is a sign of things to come over the final week and a half of the season.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Daniel Murphy went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Murphy missed the previous game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch Thursday. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:36:00 AM

Daniel Murphy (wrist) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Murphy exited Thursday's game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch. X-rays came back clean, but there's no doubt Murphy is sore so he'll get some rest. Eric Campbell is at third base Friday.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:10:00 PM

X-rays on Daniel Murphy's left wrist came back negative.

Murphy had quite the welt on his wrist after the hit by pitch, but he can probably safely be considered day-to-day. He's moved from second base to third base following the shutdown of David Wright (shoulder).
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Daniel Murphy exited Thursday's game against the Brewers after being hit by a pitch on the left wrist/forearm area.

The area immediately swelled up and Murphy was removed from the game. He'll surely be sent for X-rays. An update on his status should be available before long.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Daniel Murphy started at third base for the Mets Wednesday.

With David Wright being shut down for the season, the Mets will turn to fill-ins for the remainder of the season. Murphy isn't a stranger to the position -- he's started 25 games at third base in his career -- but he hasn't manned the hot corner since 2011. It may turn out to be a positive for fantasy purposes -- if Murphy starts five games at third between now and the end of the season he'll be third base-eligible for next season.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Mets activated 2B Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list.

Murphy, out since August 24 with a right calf strain, is in the Mets' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rockies. His return will push 20-year-old Dilson Herrera to the bench.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Daniel Murphy (calf) should be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Murphy was scheduled to go through full baseball activities Monday, so barring any last-minute setbacks with his calf, he should be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. Dilson Herrera has been filling in at second base over the past 10 days, but he figures to serve in a part-time role for the remainder of the month.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Daniel Murphy (calf) ran, took ground balls, and will hit on Monday.

Murphy will see how he feels Tuesday before the next step will be decided. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since August 24 with a right calf strain and there's no clear timetable for his return.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that Daniel Murphy (calf) is "looking at quite a lengthy DL stint."

General manager Sandy Alderson also added that the MRI on Murphy's right calf showed "a significant issue," and it "could end up taking more than the minimum time on the disabled list." With just 28 games remaining in the season, it's certainly possible Murphy's year is over. Dilson Herrera was called up on Friday to take over at second base.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Mets placed 2B Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 25, with a right calf strain.

The results from Murphy's MRI aren't known yet, but the club will proceed cautiously and place him on the DL regardless. Dilson Herrera will come up to play second base for the Mets.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice
12Buddy Carlyle