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28 Daniel Murphy 2B
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 4/1/1985 | Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: Jacksonville | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,925,000 | Owned/Started%: 79/41 | Average Draft Position: 144.11
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Mets 3B Daniel Murphy continues hot streak at the plate


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy went 2 for 5 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

Murphy is hitting a whopping .400 with 24 hits, six doubles and seven RBI over his last 16 games.


Mets activate Daniel Murphy from disabled list on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) The Mets have activated infielder Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Tuesday. Murphy has been on the DL with a quad injury since June 5. 

Murphy was rolling at the plate before he got injured. Over his last 15 games, Murphy is batting .382 with a home run and seven RBI. He is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs. He will bat fourth and play third base on Tuesday.

Infielder Dilson Herrera was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.


Mets' Daniel Murphy doubles, drives in two in rehab game Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, on the disabled list with a quad injury, played in his third minor-league rehab assignment to Class A St. Lucie on Saturday. Murphy went 2 for 4 with a double and a pair of RBI, and also drew a walk in the game.

Murphy is expected to rejoin the Mets on Tuesday against the Cubs.


Daniel Murphy to join Mets no earlier than Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) The Mets have pushed back the target date on the return of second baseman Daniel Murphy a bit. Terry Collins has stated that he is now projected to join the team no earlier than Tuesday, per NJ.com.

Murphy has been on the disabled list for more than three weeks with a left quad strain and has been on a rehab stint. He has been playing third base, the position he will probably take over upon his return to the Mets.

He is scheduled to play a minor league game Saturday before a reassessment Sunday.


Mets' Daniel Murphy hitless in second rehab game on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy went hitless in four at-bats during his second rehab game in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday. Murphy is recovering from a quad strain, and could be activated this weekend against the Reds.

Mets could shift Wilmer Flores to 2B, Ruben Tejada to SS


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) The Mets have begun discussions about shifting Ruben Tejada to shortstop and Wilmer Flores to second base once Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list, a team source told the New York Post. Murphy is expected to play third base with David Wright sidelined.

“That would be the best defensive alignment,” the source said.

The Mets have been hesitant to move Flores because they don't want to break his confidence, according to the Post. However, the team believes he could handle the switch and move back to shortstop later in the season, if needed.

Mets manager Terry Collins ackowledged the report Thursday and said moving Flores to second base is "a possibility." 

"I don't think that's a major shakeup," Collins said, per NJ.com.

Tejada has been bouncing between second and third base while Murphy and Wright have been on the disabled list.


Mets' Daniel Murphy completes first rehab game on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy completed his first rehab game in the Gulf Coast League on Wednesday. Murphy went 1 for 1 with a walk in a rain-shortened game.

Murphy is on the disabled list with a quad injury, and could be activated at some point this weekend during a home series against the Reds. 


Mets' Daniel Murphy to begin rehab assignment Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is beginning his rehab assignment Wednesday with the team’s Rookie League affiliate, report ESPNNewYork.com. He will play third base.

Murphy has been sidelined since June 4 because of a left quadriceps strain.


Mets INF Daniel Murphy (quad) likely out another week


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy may not return from the disabled list until next weekend. Murphy, who is on the DL with a quad strain, was originally expected to be activated for Tuesday's game in Milwaukee.

But now it appears the Mets are being cautious with Murphy, as they are now looking at the weekend home series against the Reds as the likely return. 

Murphy, who has been out since June 5, needs to improve his running before being ready to return, and he could play in some minor league rehab games this week, according to ESPN.com.


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy (quad) expected back on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, on the disabled list with a quad strain, is expected to rejoin the team on Tuesday in Milwaukee, according to ESPN.com. 

Murphy was originally expected to return on Saturday in Atlanta, but it seems the team wants to give him a couple more days to recover, as no setback has been reported. 


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy all but set to return Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has announced that second baseman Daniel Murphy, who could move to third base temporarily upon his return from the disabled list, is expected back in the lineup Saturday in Atlanta, per NJ.com.

That is his first day of eligibility.

Murphy has been sidelined with a quadriceps strain since June 5. He will come back with a typically solid slash line of .283/.335/.414.


Mets' Dilson Herrera may push Daniel Murphy to third


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is on the disabled list with a quadriceps injury, and when he returns, he may find that Dilson Herrera has taken his job. 

Herrera is 4 for 13 (.) since taking over at second base with Murphy on the DL. He has a run, a double, a home run, a stolen base and three walks in four games. 

"If Dan Murphy came back tomorrow it would be really hard to take (Herrera) out of the lineup," manager Terry Collins said.

Murphy will likely see time at third base, when he returns. 


Mets' Daniel Murphy has extended spring game on Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will participate in an extended spring training game on Friday without any running, according to ESPN New York. 

He's expected to miss a minimum of 15 days with a quad injury that landed him on the disabled list. He sustained the injury last week. 

Murphy had been hitting well from the plate before the injury. He holds a .283 average this season. 


Mets place 2B Daniel Murphy on DL with quad strain


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) A left quad strain has landed Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list. Danny Muno was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place.

Murphy sustained the injury Thursday night against Arizona.

The timing could certainly have been better. Murphy had picked it up in May after a slow start. He had hit safely in 22 of his last 27 games to skyrocket his batting average from .210 to .283.


Mets' Daniel Murphy (quad) to undergo MRI Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will undergo an MRI on his injured quad on Friday, ESPN New York reports.

Murphy, who moved to third base on Thursday after spending the last few weeks manning second, was removed from Thursday's game after grounding out in the third inning. The team wasn't ruling out a DL stint for the outfielder on Thursday night, but no decision will be made until the results of the MRI are returned. Murphy has hit .283/.335/.414 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 198 at-bats.


Mets' Daniel Murphy exits game Thursday with tight quad


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy was removed from Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks due to tightness in his left quad, the team announced.

Murphy knocked a double in the first inning of the game and grounded out to begin the top of the third. He was replaced at third base by Eric Campbell in the bottom half of the same inning. Murphy, who has hit .283/.335/.414 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 198 at-bats, was seeing his first start at third base since May 15.


Mets' Daniel Murphy moving to regular third-base role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is batting second and playing third base in Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

It's just the third time this season that Murphy has been slotted into the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Manager Terry Collins spoke recently about not wanting to bounce Murphy around the infield, and now he's prepared to roll with Murphy at third base full-time until David Wright is ready to return to action, the New York Post reports.

"Dan Murphy has proven he can play second base," Collis said, per ESPN New York. "But I also believe Dan Murphy is as good a third baseman as there is in this league. I've seen it in living color. I've seen this guy's reactions. He's got a strong arm. He's got good hands. He's got good reactions. So I feel very, very comfortable with him at third base. And I think we're better off there. ... With the conversation we had with David the last couple of days, I said, 'This is something that's going to be a little while. So it's time to consider moving Dan back over there to where I think we'll be better and put the other kid back in the middle of the field where he belongs.'

Ruben Tejada had been manning third base for the last week but will switch places with Murphy on Thursday. The Mets are road favorites (-135) in Arizona on Thursday, per VegasInsider.com.


David Wright's status could affect Daniel Murphy's position


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has remained mostly at second base while third baseman David Wright has been sidelined, and manager Terry Collins spoke Tuesday on the decision to keep Murphy at second while Ruben Tejada has manned third base in recent games.

"You're talking about a guy we've already danced him around twice," Collins said of Murphy, per The Star-Ledger. "Put him there, now moving him back to second base again. He's established himself as a second baseman here. I just don't think you take one of your best players – who, right now, is swinging a bat as well as he did – and add another dimension to his game. Let him be comfortable. You guys can handle anything. These guys, they like to know what's going on."

Collins did acknowledge that Murphy could be shifted to third base once the team has more clarity on the outlook of Wright, who is expected to rejoin the team on Tuesday. The Mets hope to know more about the timetable related with the third baseman's back injury soon.

"We've got to see where David's going to be," Collins said. "Is he going to be 10 days, two weeks, two months – I don't know. If it's going to be a lengthy period of time we'll certainly revisit what our best alignment is. Right now, I don't like moving guys around. I think they should come and know where they're playing and get ready to play there. Because you gotta include Dan Murphy. I think Dan Murphy is the best third baseman on this team outside of David Wright. We gotta re-evaluate where we are and that will not be determined until we know what David's status is going to be."


Mets' Daniel Murphy records 3 RBI in win over Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy hit his fourth home run of the season in Monday night's 7-0 win over the Padres. 

Murphy's homer was a two-run shot that also scored Ruben Tejada in the fifth inning. Murphy finished the game 4 for 5 and also had a double and an RBI single. He finished the game with three RBI. 

"Nothing Murph does surprises me," manager Terry Collins said after the game, per MLB.com. "I've seen him do it before. I've seen him have a night where you shake your head, and then the next night he puts four or five of the best swings you've ever seen on balls and squares them up. That's why he's dangerous."

This is the second time in his past five outings that Murphy has recorded at least three hits in a single game. 

Murphy now has a slash line of .286/.337/.418.


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy hits safely three times in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's bat has been scorching in May. He hit 3 for 4 with an RBI in his team's 7-0 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

Murphy has 33 hits in 91 at-bats during the month of May, good for a .362 batting average.


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy goes 3 for 4 with an RBI on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy collected three hits in four at-bats during Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Pirates. Murphy also drove in a run on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning.

The three-hit effort brought his season average up to .259, as he was one of the few bright spots for an offense that scored less than three runs for the eighth time in their last 12 games. Murphy has 10 hits with a home run and five RBI in 34 at-bats over his last nine games.


Home run, mental mistake highlight night for Mets' Daniel Murphy's


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to St. Louis.

Murphy went 1 for 4, hit his third home run and recorded his 22nd RBI. 

After the game, however, the focus of Murphy's night was a mental mistake in the sixth inning. With two runners on, Murphy charged a sacrifice bunt by the pitcher instead of covering first base. St. Louis went on to score six runs in the inning. 

"I made the wrong play," Murphy said, per NJ.com

"There are times when players try to do extraordinary things when the ordinary is all that's needed," manager Terry Collins said.


With Dilson Herrera (finger) on DL, Mets recall INF Eric Campbell


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) With second baseman Dilson Herrera (finger) officially placed on the 15-day disabled list, the Mets have recalled infielder Eric Campbell , reports Mets 101.com, and will start him at third base on Saturday against the Brewers, moving Daniel Murphy back to second.

Herrera suffered a broken right middle finger while taking ground balls in practice Friday.

Campbell has been back and forth between the Mets and the minors this season, as he was sent down from the big club to Triple-A May 5.

Overall for the Mets this season, Campbell is 10 for 50 (.200) with a homer and five RBI.

Daniel Murphy doubles in Mets' shutout loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Third baseman Daniel Murphy got one of the Mets' three hits in a shutout loss to Milwaukee on Friday. 

Murphy went 1 for 4 and had the only extra base hit of the night, with his ninth double of the year. 


Mets give Daniel Murphy the day off Thursday vs. Cubs


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was given the day off Thursday and is out of the starting lineup against the Cubs. He had started all but two of the Mets' games so far this season, but with a lefty on the mound, manager Terry Collins opted to give Murphy a breather. Murphy is hitting just .154 against left-handed pitching in 2015. 

In his place, Ruben Tejada will get the start at third base and bat eighth. This is the first appearance at the hot corner for Tejada, either in the big leagues or the minor leagues. He did get some reps at third during spring training, however. 

Dilson Herrera will make his second consecutive start at second base on Thursday.