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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%: 99/90 | Average Draft Position: 126.45
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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. 


Daniel Murphy getting a break in Windy City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will get Thursday off, as promised early in the week by Terry Collins. He is not in the lineup against the host Cubs. Wilmer Flores has taken his place.

Murphy has six hits in his last 15 at-bats with three runs scored in his last three games.


Daniel Murphy comes up big in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The Mets offense exploded Tuesday in a 12-7 win over the Yankees, and Daniel Murphy played a big part in that.

Murphy had just one hit in the game, a three-run home run in the fifth inning that gave the Mets a comfortable cushion. He also had a sacrifice fly earlier in the game, finishing 1 for 3 with four RBI and two runs scored, while also walking one.

Murphy is off to a solid start to the season, hitting .320/.369/.471 in 153 at-bats. He has three home runs and 17 RBI in 36 games as well.  


Daniel Murphy continues offensive run in comeback win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy played a key role in his team's comeback win Sunday against the Phillies. Murphy hit a two-run homer off Antonio Bastardo during a three-run ninth inning, as the Mets rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win 5-4 in 11 innings.

Murphy went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two walks Sunday. He has been on a roll offensively since mid-April. He is batting .343 with a .398 on-base percentage, .520 slugging percentage and .918 OPS in his last 24 games. He has one triple, two home runs, 10 doubles, 10 RBI, 10 walks, 22 runs and six stolen bases in that span.


Daniel Murphy quietly raises average past .300


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has quietly been on a nice offensive tear the last few weeks.

He is batting .333 (30 for 90) with a .365 on-base percentage, .478 slugging percentage and .842 OPS in his last 21 games. He has nine multi-hit games, one triple, one home run, eight doubles, eight RBI, 17 runs and five stolen bases in that span.

Murphy's batting average has gone from .256 to .308 and his slugging percentage has risen from .302 to .421 in that span.


Daniel Murphy drives in two Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy drove in two runs Thursday against the Cardinals.

Murphy struck out in his first at-bat, but found a way to reach base in his next three. After walking in the fourth, Murphy clubbed an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. He also managed an RBI single the following inning. 

Murphy finished 2 for 3, with no runs scored and two RBI. He's hitting .291 through 86 at-bats.


David Wright, Daniel Murphy get tossed in series finale vs. Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Mets third baseman David Wright and second baseman Daniel Murphy were ejected by home plate umpire Toby Basner in the seventh inning against the Angels Sunday for arguing balls and strikes.

Omar Quintanilla took over second base for Murphy while Josh Satin shifted to third for Wright. This was Murphy's first career ejection while Wright has been tossed four times already in his career.

Wright finished 1 for 3 with an RBI single in the opening frame, raising his batting average to .229 on the year. Murphy struck out once and went 0 for 3, lowering his batting average to .256 over his first 46 at-bats. He's been held without a hit over his last 10 at-bats.

Daniel Murphy produces in win over Braves


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy drove in his first runs of the season Thursday, in a 6-4 win over the Braves.

Murphy entered the game without an RBI in 24 at-bats, but didn't waste much time in getting on the board Thursday. He drove in a run with a first-inning ground out, and then added another in the fifth and eighth, the latter of which came on a double.

Murphy is now hitting .321 after going 3 for 4 Thursday, though he has just one extra-base hit among his nine hits in 28 at-bats. He has scored three runs and driven in three more in seven games. 


Daniel Murphy returns from paternity leave


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has returned from paternity leave Thursday.

Murphy missed the first two games of the season in order to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He'll make his season debut Thursaday against Tanner Roark. Murphy is slated to hit second.


Daniel Murphy due back Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters second baseman Daniel Murphy, who is on a paternity leave, will be back in the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Daniel Murphy placed on paternity leave Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was placed on the paternity leave list Wednesday. Murphy missed the opener Monday against the Nationals as his wife went into labor.

Daniel Murphy to miss opening day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will not start opening day, according to ESPN.

Murphy's wife went into labor Monday, so he'll spend the day at the hospital with her. It's unclear who will start for Murphy at this time. He should return to the starting lineup soon. Murphy hit .286/.319/.415 in 658 at-bats last year.


Daniel Murphy returns to lineup after a week layoff


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy returned to the spring lineup Sunday against the Nationals for the first time in a week because of a right calf injury. Murphy is batting .286 (4 for 14) with one RBI and two doubles in five spring games.

Leg injury continues to keep Daniel Murphy out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) The return of Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy from a leg injury has been pushed back at least another day. He will not play Saturday against Miami. He has not played in a week.

Murphy did announce that he is feeling better, per ESPN. But he added that it's too early to say when he will be back in the lineup. Any setback could put his availability for opening day in jeopardy.


Leg injury keeps Daniel Murphy out of lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was held out of Thursday's spring lineup against the Braves because of a sore leg, per ESPN. Murphy said he tweaked his right leg during a recent spring game, and he wants to take a few days off to allow the injury to heal.

Daniel Murphy goes hitless in return to lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 0 for 3 in his return to the lineup Wednesday as the Mets fell to the Cardinals, 6-4.

Murphy was held out for the first portion of spring-training action to help prevent fatigue down the road. He then suffered a shin injury in his spring debut Friday and had been sidelined until Wednesday's hitless performance. Murphy hit .286/.319/.415 with 13 home runs, 78 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 658 at-bats last year.


Daniel Murphy on track to return Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins expects second baseman Daniel Murphy (shin) to return to the spring lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, per ESPN. Murphy has been sidelined since injuring his right shin on an aggressive slide Friday.

Daniel Murphy ready for baseball activities again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is ready for baseball activity Tuesday, according to ESPN.

Murphy injured his shin on a hard slide Friday, and has been taking it easy in camp ever since. He did not practice Sunday, but stressed he would be playing if it was the regular season. Murphy went out to practice with the club Tuesday.

Murphy hit .286/.319/.415 in 658 at-bats last year.


Daniel Murphy not practicing after hard slide Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is not stretching with the club Sunday, according to ESPN. 

Murphy took a hard slide while covering second base Friday, and was removed from the game. He downplayed the injury, saying it was just a shin scrape. Manager Terry Collins still agrees with that assessment, saying Murphy could have played Sunday, but Collins wouldn't allow it.

Murphy hit .286/.319/.415 in 658 at-bats last year.


Daniel Murphy dealing with shin scrape


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is dealing with a shin scrape, according to ESPN. 

Murphy was injured on an aggressive slide at second base. He hobbled off the field, but said he's doing fine. The injury is not considered to be serious. Murphy had been held out of spring games until Friday in order to prevent injuries.

Murphy hit .286/.319/.415 in 658 at-bats last year.