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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman | #20

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Jacksonville
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 13 (0) / NYM
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Daniel Murphy (glute) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.
Murphy is coming up on two weeks since he's started a game, as he's still not over his strained left glute. We probably shouldn't expect more than a token appearance this weekend as the Nats prepare for the postseason. Stephen Drew is at second base Friday. Sep 30 - 2:31 PM

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Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' lineup again on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

Murphy hasn't started a game for the Nats since September 17 because of a strained glute and that probably won't change over the final weekend of the regular season, but he is expected to be a full-go for the best-of-five NLDS next week against the Dodgers. Wilmer Difo is playing second base and batting second on Thursday afternoon against Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray.
Sep 29 - 11:00 AM

Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

Murphy hasn't started a game since September 17 due to a strained left glute and he might not see much action over the Nationals' final handful of regular-season tilts, though he should be ready to rock for the NLDS. Trea Turner is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday night against Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller.
Sep 28 - 3:07 PM

Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday.
Sep 27 - 3:32 PM

Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals.
Sep 26 - 3:22 PM

Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a strained left glute following an MRI.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that the ailment doesn't affect Murphy when he hits, but it's an issue when he runs. The club says there's no timetable for his return, although they've ruled him out through at least the weekend. That means he'll miss, at minimum, seven straight starts.
Sep 23 - 5:09 PM

Daniel Murphy (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

He's now missed five straight starts with a sore left leg. Stephen Drew is handling second base in Murphy's place.
Sep 23 - 3:12 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Daniel Murphy (leg) is not responding to treatment.

Murphy is missing a fourth straight start Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left leg, with Stephen Drew filling in at second. Baker is hopeful Murphy will be ready to go Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off day, but it's no sure thing. "He hasn’t been responding to treatment," Baker told reporters. "With a day off tomorrow, we’ll work on it. We’ll work on it and see."
Sep 21 - 7:34 PM

Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Murphy is missing a fourth straight game due to left leg soreness. He remains day-to-day. Stephen Drew will get another start at second base and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler.
Sep 21 - 3:40 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he expects Daniel Murphy (leg) to return Wednesday.

Murphy is out a third straight game Tuesday night against the Marlins due to left leg soreness, with Stephen Drew filling in at second base, but this is not a serious injury. Washington holds an eight-game lead over the Mets in the National League East with 12 games to play.
Sep 20 - 7:36 PM

Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.

Murphy has now been held out of the starting lineup for three straight days due to what he has described as left leg soreness. He was able to pinch-hit on Monday, so it doesn't appear to be overly serious. Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman will also get the day off on Tuesday while Brian Goodwin will play left and Clint Robinson will start at first.

Daniel Murphy (leg) flew out as a pinch-hitter to end Monday's game against the Marlins.

Murphy has been held out of the starting lineup on back-to-back days due to what he's calling left leg soreness. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return on Tuesday.
Sep 20 - 8:52 AM

Daniel Murphy described his current injury as left leg soreness.

Murphy is still dealing with the effects of a slide into second base on Saturday. Nationals manager Dusty Baker initially called it "buttocks" pain, but either way he's sitting out his second straight game and won't take batting practice Monday. Consider the star second baseman day-to-day for now.
Sep 19 - 4:24 PM

Daniel Murphy (buttocks) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday versus the Marlins.

Murphy also missed Sunday's series finale against the Braves after injuring his backside on a slide into second base Saturday. He's considered day-to-day. Wilmer Difo will start at second base and bat eighth Monday against Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Sep 19 - 3:26 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in Sunday's lineup due to sore buttocks.

Murphy evidently did something to his buttocks while running to second base on a double Saturday. He should be back in there Monday. Trea Turner is starting at second base, with Ben Revere in center field.
Sep 18 - 11:02 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Trea Turner
2Ben Revere
3Michael Taylor
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Reynaldo Lopez
8Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Oliver Perez
5Sammy Solis
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Matt Belisle
9Koda Glover
10Sean Burnett
11Trevor Gott
12Rafael Martin
13Matt Grace
14Mat Latos