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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a double in his return to the Mets on Tuesday.
Murphy, playing his first game since June 4, had one of the Mets' three hits on the evening. The double was his 15th in 56 games played this year. Murphy is hitting .282/.333/.416 overall. Jun 30 - 9:53 PM

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

Murphy, out since June 5 with a strained right quad, is expected to take over at third base while Wilmer Flores will play second and Ruben Tejada will function as the regular shortstop. The 30-year-old was batting .283/.335/.414 with four homers and 29 RBI in 55 games prior to the injury.
Jun 30 - 2:22 PM

Daniel Murphy (quad) is expected to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

He'll remain on his minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie through the weekend and will join the Mets after Monday's off-day. Murphy is expected to function as the team's everyday third baseman until David Wright returns.
Jun 27 - 1:11 PM

Daniel Murphy (quad) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his latest minor league rehab game with High-A St. Lucie on Thursday.

He's expected to rejoin the Mets over the weekend, perhaps as early as Friday. Murphy will play third base upon his return with the possibility that Wilmer Flores will be shifted over to second base. Before hitting the disabled list on June 5, Murphy was hitting .283/.335/.414 with four homers and 29 RBI in 55 games.
Jun 25 - 8:52 PM

Daniel Murphy (quad) won't be activated from the disabled list until next weekend.

The Mets had been pegging Tuesday as Murphy's return date. He hasn't had a setback with his strained left quad, but rather the club has just decided to proceed a bit more cautiously. He could play a couple rehab games before returning.
Jun 21 - 3:54 PM

Daniel Murphy (quad) is expected to be activated from the disabled list next Tuesday.

Murphy is eligible to return from the 15-day DL on Saturday, but the Mets will have him play a few extra rehab games. The infielder has been on the shelf since June 5 with a strained right quadriceps muscle. He was batting .283/.335/.414 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 55 games before the injury.
Jun 17 - 5:07 PM

Daniel Murphy (quad) had six at-bats during an extended spring training game on Friday, though he did not run the bases.

He continues to progress nicely in his recovery and remains on track to return from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible next Saturday. The Mets continue to mix and match around their infield while Murphy is sidelined.
Jun 13 - 1:38 PM

Daniel Murphy (quad) will begin playing in games at extended spring training on Friday.

Murphy hasn't been cleared to run yet, but it's a good sign that he's already feeling well enough to take at-bats against live pitching. The hope is that he'll only require the minimum 15 days on the disabled list. He was officially put on the shelf June 5.
Jun 11 - 3:47 PM

Mets placed INF Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad.

Murphy exited Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks with the injury. It's not clear at this point how severe the ailment is. The Mets are scrambling for infield help with Murphy joining David Wright (back) on the disabled list and will have to go with a combo of Ruben Tejada and Danny Muno at second and third base.
Jun 5 - 4:12 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that a stint on the disabled list would be a possibility for Daniel Murphy (quad).

Murphy exited Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks after pulling up lame running out a ground ball. While Collins wouldn't nix the possibility of a disabled list stint, there's no timetable for Murphy's return and the second baseman will be reevaluated on Friday. His status moving forward should be more clear at that point.
Jun 5 - 1:40 AM

Daniel Murphy was removed from Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks due to left quadriceps tightness.

Murphy seemed to pull up a little lame while running out a ground ball in his at-bat in the third inning and was replaced by Eric Campbell defensively. No word yet on any potential timetable for return, but the Mets can ill-afford to lose him for an extended period of time.
Jun 4 - 10:46 PM

Daniel Murphy is expected to cover third base for the Mets until David Wright returns.

Ruben Tejada has been filling in at the hot corner, and he will remain in the lineup, but the team is better defensively with he and Murphy flipped.
Jun 4 - 6:43 PM

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI single, and a two-run home run in Monday's victory versus the Padres.

Murphy started the scoring early with an RBI single in the first inning. He added a two-run home run in the fifth, starting a four-run rally. Murphy has been up-and-down offensively this year, but is currently hitting .286/.337/.418 with four home runs and 29 RBI.
Jun 2 - 12:41 AM

Daniel Murphy hit his third home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Murphy's two-run shot in the fourth inning was the only offense the Mets could muster against Michael Wacha. The second baseman has 22 RBI to go with a .245/.301/.378 line overall. It's been a slow start to the season for Murphy, but after a brutal April he's hitting .306 (19-for-62) in May.
May 19 - 10:07 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Mets' lineup Thursday.

Dilson Herrera is starting at second base and Ruben Tejada is at third base in an odd lineup for Thursday's matinee at Wrigley Field. It's just a day off for Murphy.
May 14 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
3Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Josh Edgin
13Logan Verrett