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28 Daniel Murphy 2B
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 4/1/1985 | Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: Jacksonville | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $2,925,000 | Owned/Started%: 91/61 | Average Draft Position: 126.49
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Daniel Murphy racks up four hits in win Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 4 for 5 and scored a run in his team's 5-0 win over the Braves Friday.

Murphy has been filling in at third base for David Wright, making eight starts at the position in the last 10 days. He has hit .299/.341/.416 with nine home runs, 54 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 565 at-bats.


Daniel Murphy in, Matt den Dekker out Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Nationals, but outfielder Matt den Dekker still remains sidelined.

Murphy was sidelined Friday after taking a pitch to the wrist the previous day. den Dekker continues to deal with left hand soreness.


Daniel Murphy absent from Friday lineup against Nationals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is set to sit Friday against Washington. He was removed from the Thursday game after taking a pitch to the wrist.

Murphy returned for just three games following the loss of more than two weeks to a calf injury. He managed two hits in 10 at-bats after coming back, but his latest issue is not considered serious. His wrist is only bruised.


Daniel Murphy leaves game after HBP


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy left Thursday's game against Washington after being struck in the wrist by a Craig Stammen pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning. Murphy was sent for X-rays, which came back negative, per Newsday. He was diagnosed with a bruise.

Murphy is hitting .299 with nine homers and 53 RBI over 538 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Daniel Murphy moving to third for now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will shift to third with David Wright out.

There's a decent chance Murphy remains the club's regular at third through the end of the season. Murphy played 28 games at third in 2011, but hasn't appeared at the position since then. 


Daniel Murphy makes expected return vs. Rockies


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, for the first time since he suffered a calf injury Aug. 24. He had been cleared to return Monday when he got through a rigorous pregame workout, and should be good to go moving forward. 

Daniel Murphy should return Tuesday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is expected back Tuesday against the Rockies, general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com Monday. According to the New York Daily Newshe took part in baseball activities Monday, including running, hitting and fielding.

Murphy, an All-Star, has been out since Aug. 24 with a calf injury, though 20-year-old Dilson Herrera has filled in admirably in his absence.


Daniel Murphy resumes baseball activities


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was able to participate in baseball activities for the first time Friday since going on the DL, as he continues to work his way back from a strained right calf.

"Murph did some running today, did some lateral movement stuff, took some batting practice," manager Terry Collins told MLB.com Friday. "We'll just press forward with the whole process."

At this point, it is not clear when Murphy is expected to return from the DL. He was hitting .301/.343/.424 when he suffered the injury Aug. 24.


'Significant issue' could keep Daniel Murphy out a while


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy may end up missing much of the remainder of the season due to his calf injury, manager Terry Collins told ESPN.com Friday.

"I'll tell you, Murph's down," Collins said. "It's not about who is playing second base. He had some pretty big goals set, and rightfully so, that he was chasing. Big goals. And now we're looking at quite a lengthy DL stint to where how much is going to be left at the end of the year?"

Murphy had an MRI taken on the calf, and manager Sandy Alderson also noted it is a 'significant issue,' though the exact timetable for his potential return to the lineup. The Mets have just 28 games remaining on the schedule, as of Friday. 


Daniel Murphy headed to the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has been placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Murphy is dealing with a calf injury. He had not progressed as expected, and was sent for an MRI Thursday. The results of the MRI have yet to be revealed, but the injury is serious enough to require a stint on the DL.


Daniel Murphy heading for MRI


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is heading for an MRI, according to ESPN.

Murphy is dealing with a calf injury, and hasn't progressed as much as the team initially anticipated. He'll be further evaluated Thursday. Murphy is hitting .301/.343/.424 over 528 at-bats. 


Daniel Murphy unable to return Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Murphy has been sidelined by a calf injury. He will be re-examined soon. Murphy has been sidelined since August 23 due to the issue. He's hitting .301/.343/.424 over 528 at-bats.


Daniel Murphy to be re-examined


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will be re-examined, according to the New York Daily News.

Murphy is dealing with a calf injury, and hasn't progressed all that much. Manager Terry Collins said he was "worried" about Murphy's injury. Murphy has been sidelined since August 24 with the issue. 


David Wright, Daniel Murphy still absent from Mets lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Top Mets hitters David Wright and Daniel Murphy remain out Wednesday for the game against Atlanta. The former is dealing with a neck ailment while the latter is sidelined with a calf injury.

Neither has played since Sunday.


Daniel Murphy sitting out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, as Monday's day off did not give him enough time to recover from a calf injury. Murphy left Sunday's game as a result of the injury, and is day to day at this point. 

Daniel Murphy exits game with sore calf


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy left Sunday's game in the ninth inning due to a sore right calf, the team announced.

Murphy went 2 for 5 with an RBI before coming out of the game with his team up big. He has hit .301/.343/.424 with nine home runs, 53 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 528 at-bats.


Mets hold onto Bartolo Colon, Daniel Murphy for now


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Thursday non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets making any deals, despite starting pitcher Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy being mentioned in rumors. The Mets are expected to see if the market improves for both players in the offseason, reports the New York Post.

Report: Teams calling Mets about Daniel Murphy


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Baseball analyst Jim Duquette told MLB Network Radio Thursday that the Mets have continued to receive interest in All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy.

"Outside of (John) Danks to Miami rumor, I've heard the second-base market has heated up quite a bit," Duquette said. "The Mets could move Murphy if they want to. Not only did the Nationals and the Giants check in, but they're rumored to be interested in Murphy."


Red-hot Daniel Murphy homers in blowout win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy continued to hit the ball hard Wednesday, in an 11-2 win over the Phillies.

Murphy led the offensive charge in the blowout win, as he put the Mets up for good with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. He finished the game 3 for 5 with two runs scored overall.

Murphy has picked up multiple hits in five of the last six games, and is hitting 12 for 25 in that span. He has eight home runs and 42 RBI in 105 games on the season. 


Daniel Murphy unlikely to be dealt


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is unlikely to be dealt, according to Newsday.

The club has fielded calls for Murphy, but don't seem inclined to deal him. Murphy is owed $5.7 million this season, and is under team control through 2015. He's hitting .287/.335/.406 over 411 at-bats. 


Mets, Daniel Murphy yet to have extension talks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy said Monday that he has yet to have extension talks with the team, MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Murphy was named to his first All-Star team this season. He's drawn some trade interest in recent weeks, and he has another year of team control before he's scheduled to reach free agency. Murphy has hit .294/.324/.413 with seven home runs, 37 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 385 at-bats.


National League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel Murphy, Mets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Daniel Murphy slugs seventh home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Braves Tuesday.

Murphy has put together a six-game hitting streak, and he's managed to collect multiple hits in seven of his last 12 games, though he was unable to add another base hit to his home run Tuesday. He owns a .302/.352/.424 line with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 344 at-bats.


Daniel Murphy getting attention from Giants, Jays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Giants and Blue Jays have expressed an interest in trading for Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, a team source told the New York Daily News.

Murphy has been on a roll in a strong season. He has four two-hit performances in his last five games and owns a stat line of .300/.355/.419 with 48 runs scored.

The team that trades for Murphy could buy out his final arbitration season and a few free agent years, though a deal is more likely to take place in the offseason. Murphy has expressed a desire to stay in New York.

"I like New York," he said. "The Mets have been good to me. ... I've enjoyed my time here. My wife enjoys it here."


Daniel Murphy's homer not enough vs. Giants


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy provided the sole offensive output for his team in a 4-2 loss to the Giants Friday.

The Mets offense had trouble getting going, until Murphy clubbed a two-run to tie the game in the seventh. That was his lone contribution, as he went 1 for 4 with a strikeout in the loss.

Murphy is hitting .296/.353/.412 with four home runs in 250 at-bats.