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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 had an RBI double in a win over the Marlins on Friday.
It was the only hit of the night for Murphy, who is now batting just .162 (6-for-37) through 11 games. Remember that he missed a large chunk of spring training with a hamstring injury, so it might take him a little while to get into the swing of things. Things should get a lot better soon. Apr 17 - 10:27 PM

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Daniel Murphy walked twice and hit a solo home run in five trips to the plate as the Mets downed the Phillies on Tuesday.

Murphy added what seemed at the time to be an insignificant insurance run with his seventh-inning solo homer against Dustin McGowan. It pushed the Mets' lead to three runs, but they wound up winning by only one. Murphy was hitting just .136 entering the game but has registered an extra-base hit in his last two games. Fantasy owners and the Mets, for sure, are hoping it's the start of a hot streak.
Apr 14 - 10:41 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's getting the day off against tough lefty Alex Wood. Ruben Tejada is handling second base in Murphy's absence. Travis d'Arnaud and Curtis Granderson are also receiving a breather, with Anthony Recker slated to catch Jacob deGrom and John Mayberry handling right field.

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) went 0-for-4 on Opening Day against the Nationals.

Murphy suffered a hamstring strain on March 19 and at one point appeared likely to open the season on the disabled list, but he showed enough progress to be in the Opening Day lineup. While he mostly batted second last season, he was bumped down to the No. 5 spot Monday.
Apr 7 - 8:47 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Saturday that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will not start the season on the disabled list.

He's expected to be active and in the Mets lineup on Opening Day, which has to be a welcomed development for fantasy owners. Check the lineup on Monday to ensure he's in the lineup, but he should be active in all formats.
Apr 4 - 1:02 PM

The Mets are now optimistic that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will be ready for Opening Day.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged Thursday that this is a "significant upgrade in his status from a couple of days ago," as Murphy homered in an intrasquad game on Thursday and is scheduled to test his hamstring in the field on Friday. The current plan calls for him to meet the team in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, which sets him up to play on Opening Day against the Nationals on Monday.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Apr 2 - 4:43 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is "touch and go" to avoid a stint on the disabled list.

Murphy was slated to get some at-bats in another minor league game Monday, but he's not ready to run the bases and Opening Day isn't the be-all and end-all. If he's not quite ready, look for the Mets to use Danny Muno at second base. The Mets could backdate a stint on the DL for Murphy, so he could return as soon as April 11.
Mar 30 - 5:10 PM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) took five at-bats in a minor league game Saturday.

Murphy is trying to get back for the start of the regular season, but he hasn't progressed to playing the field and time is running out. That he's able to hit is a good sign that he's not far off from a return, though. Even if Murphy starts the year on the disabled list, it isn't likely to be a long stay.
Mar 28 - 5:30 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Friday that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is likely to begin the season on the disabled list.

"He's running out of time," Collins said. "... We don't have a lot of time. I'm going to talk to Dan tomorrow. We don't have a lot of time to get him ready. I got word of what he did today, and we certainly have to speed it up a little bit. So I'm getting a little concerned he's not going to have enough time." General manager Sandy Alderson expressed a similar sentiment, saying it "would be a little surprising" if Murphy made it back "sooner than roughly Opening Day." Alderson added that Murphy is likely to play in minor league games next week even if plays in games at all. That would allow the Mets to backdate his DL stint, potentially setting him up to miss as few as six games.
Mar 27 - 5:40 PM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) ran Thursday without issue.

He also made it through some light baseball drills on Wednesday. Murphy pulled his hamstring a week ago but seems likely to be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 26 - 3:21 PM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) did limited baseball activities for a second straight day Wednesday and said he's cautiously optimistic about being ready for the season.

"Each day is getting better," said Murphy, who pulled his hamstring last Thursday. As long as he continues to make progress, being in the Opening Day lineup is realistic. The Mets are looking at Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno as alternatives for second base if he needs to start the year on the DL.
Mar 25 - 12:51 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that they are getting encouraging signs on Daniel Murphy's hamstring.

Murphy pulled his hamstring last Thursday and is expected to be shut down until later this week. It depends on how he progresses, but the Mets haven't ruled him out for Opening Day. Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno are options to fill in at second base if he needs extra time.
Mar 24 - 10:33 AM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will be shut down for at least the next week.

Murphy was given an MRI, with the Mets only saying that the second baseman suffered a pulled right hamstring. It's too soon to say whether he might require a stint on the disabled list, but it's certainly a possibility. The Mets don't plan to bring back Dilson Herrera back from minor league camp, which means Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno would be options at second base should Murphy need to go on the DL.
Mar 20 - 4:55 PM

Daniel Murphy (hamstring) underwent an MRI Friday.

The results of the exam are not yet available. Murphy was removed from Thursday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, and while he reported improvement Friday, the Mets want to make sure the ailment isn't worse than expected. An update on his status should be available later Friday or Saturday.
Mar 20 - 3:58 PM

Daniel Murphy reported improvement with his tight right hamstring on Friday.

Murphy was lifted from Thursday's game with the ailment. He's considered day-to-day, but the Mets will surely play it cautiously with him so he doesn't have a setback prior to Opening Day.
Mar 20 - 9:07 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Danny Muno
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Bobby Parnell
9Sean Gilmartin
10Erik Goeddel
11Josh Edgin