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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%: 88/71 | Average Draft Position: 144.07
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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.


Mets considering keeping Daniel Murphy third in batting order


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins bumped Daniel Murphy up to third in the lineup on Sunday while giving Michael Cuddyer a day off. Murphy produced well, going 3 for 5 at the plate with three singles. Collins is considering keeping there, according to the New York Post.

"If that kick-starts him that is something we've certainly got to have," Collins said. "He's a big piece of our offense and if he starts swinging the bat it's going to give us a different look."

Murphy is hitting .230 in his career from the three spot in the order. He has struggled early in 2015 with a 2.17 average batting fifth.


Mets' Michael Cuddyer sits, Daniel Murphy bats third Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Cuddyer has made nine straight starts while batting cleanup in each, but first baseman Lucas Duda will fill the cleanup role Sunday, with third baseman Daniel Murphy moving to the No. 3 spot in the order. Kirk Nieuwenhuis draws his first start in 10 games in place of Cuddyer.

The Mets are road favorites (-150) in Philadelphia Sunday.


Mets deny Daniel Murphy is on trading block


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Giants executive VP Brian Sabean and advisor Lee Elder have been at the weekend series between the Mets and Nationals, ESPN reported

Giants' third baseman Casey McGehee has struggled this season, and the Mets will have a glut of infielders when David Wright returns from injury, leading to speculation that the Giants may be scouting Daniel Murphy. However Mets officials have denied that the team is in discussions with anyone to trade Murphy. 


Mets' Daniel Murphy snaps out of slump with two hits


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy hit a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning of his team's 4-0 win over the Nationals on Friday. 

Murphy hit the double off of Blake Treinen, which scored Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer. Up 1-0 at the time, this broke the game open and gave the Mets some insurance runs late. 

Murphy finished the game 2 for 4. Before Friday's game, Murphy was 3 for his las 28. He's now hitting .212/.269/.365. 


Mets' Daniel Murphy will return to second once David Wright returns


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Manager Terry Collins said infielder Daniel Murphy will return to second base once David Wright is healthy enough to return, according to The Wall Street Journal

This is expected as Murphy is playing third base while Wright recovers from a hamstring injury. Wright is expected to make his Mets return next week. 

According to ESPN, Wright is receiving therapy on the ailment and has been able to exercise Friday. On Saturday, he'll resume running. 


Mets replace Eric Campbell with Dilson Herrera in Friday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) The Mets have wasted no time getting second baseman Dilson Herrera in the lineup upon his promotion Friday. He is batting seventh against the host Nationals. Daniel Murphy is set to play third while David Wright recovers from injury.

The odd man out is Eric Campbell, who managed a slash line of .204/.328/.327 in Wright's place. His absence Friday marks his first after 15 straight starts.

Herrera was sizzling at Triple-A Las Vegas before his call-up. He slammed at least two hits in seven of his last eight starts.


Daniel Murphy has three hits in Mets' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 3 for 4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to Miami. 

Murphy improved his average to .205 and recorded his sixth double of the season. 


Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy blasts three-run home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 at the plate in New York's 3-1 win over the Marlins Monday. Murphy was quiet at the plate all night before stepping in the box in the ninth inning against Steve Cishek.

Murphy belted a 1-1 pitch from Cishek over the right field wall for a three-run home run to give the Mets the lead and eventual win. It was Murphy's second homer of the season and 14th RBI.

"I'm not going to wake up tomorrow, no matter what I do, and be hitting .290," Murphy said to ESPN.com. "So it's just one at-bat at a time. That's all I can control right now."

He is hitting .174 in 69 at-bats this season. Murphy is working on moving closer to the plate to find more success.

"We've been playing with that and trying to get comfortable in there," Murphy said. "It's always nice to hit some balls hard once you make an adjustment. So hopefully it's something we'll continue working on. One at-bat at a time. I know it's a cliché. But I'm not going to go 15-for-4 tomorrow."


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy tallies pair of doubles in loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/26/2015) Slumping Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy finally found a bit of an offensive groove Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs, but it wasn't enough to keep the Mets from losing the rubber game of the Subway Series, 6-4, to the Yankees. 

Murphy hit his first RBI double in the first inning as the Mets opened up a 2-0 advantage. He registered another clutch hit in the third, this time driving in a run to close the Mets' deficit to 5-4. 

Murphy is tied with Lucas Duda for the team high with 11 RBIs, and the two hits raised his average to .169. However, it wasn't all good for Murphy, as he committed one of the Mets' four errors in the loss. 


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy still looking for a rhythm at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is off to his worst start to a season in his career, hitting just .142 in 62 at-bats. Manager Terry Collins believes he knows the reason for the struggles, according to ESPN.com.

"Lack of spring training, more than anything," Collins said Sunday.

Murphy took just 17 at-bats in spring training with a right hamstring injury and has just two hits in his last 19 at-bats entering Sunday's game. Collins remains in Murphy's corner for the long haul.

"He's got a track record," Collins said. "I'm not worried. We've just got to get him going."


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy breaks out of slump with four-RBI game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy provided most of the offense Thursday, as he drove in four runs during a 6-3 win against the Braves, running New York's win streak to 11 games. 

Murphy had a bases-clearing double off Braves ace Julio Teheran in the first inning. He added an RBI single off Luis Avilan in the seventh inning.

Thursday was the 10th time in Murphy's career he had at least four RBI in a game. He has had a career-high five RBI three times.

Thursday also marked the first time this season he had a multihit and multi-RBI game. He entered play batting just .140 through 15 games.


Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy return to Mets lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson and second baseman Daniel Murphy returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Braves after both received a day off Wednesday. Granderson returned to the leadoff spot and Murphy hit fifth against right-hander Julio Teheran.

Granderson is batting .250 (3 for 12) with one double, one home run, two RBI, two walks and two strikeouts in his career against Teheran, while Murphy is batting .333 (5 for 15) with two doubles, two RBI, three walks and five strikeouts against the Braves' ace.


Mets' Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy out of the starting lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson and second baseman Daniel Murphy are out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Braves, the team announced. 

Granderson will be replaced by John Mayberry for a scheduled off day while Ruben Tejada will take Murphy's place and bat ninth. Tejada is hitting .281 with 23 RBI in his career against left-handed pitchers, as opposed to his .244 average against righties.

Mayberry is hitting .455 with three double and an RBI in 11 career at-bats against Braves pitcher Eric Stults. It will also be Mayberry's first ever start in the leadoff spot. The Mets are currently the favorites (-132) against Atlanta.


Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy cracks first homer of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1 for 3 at the plate in New York's 6-5 win over the Phillies Tuesday. 

Murphy, who has struggled at the plate to begin the year, smacked the first pitch he saw from Dustin McGowan over the right field wall to lead off the seventh inning. Murphy, who also walked twice, boosted his average to .160 in 25 at-bats this season.


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy back in lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

Murphy was given Sunday off as manager Terry Collins said he was fatigued. The second baseman is 2 for 18 with two walks in his first six games.

The Mets are heavy favorites (-170) for Monday's home opener.


Mets' Juan Lagares leading off Sunday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has been moved to the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Lagares will get the leadoff role with Curtis Granderson being replaced by John Mayberry in Sunday's lineup. The Mets are also giving second baseman Daniel Murphy and catcher Travis d'Arnaud a break from starting Sunday, with Ruben Tejada and Anthony Recker set to start against the Braves.

Manager Terry Collins indicated that while Murphy is fatigued, "his legs are fine," ESPNNewYork.com reports. Tejada was initially set to start ahead of Wilmer Flores Sunday but instead will spell Murphy at second base.

The Mets are underdogs (+104) against the Braves Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy makes it into Opening Day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy made it into the starting lineup Monday against the Nationals. He hit fifth against Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer.

Murphy had been playing in minor-league gamesthe last week as he was rehabbing a hamstring injury.

“I always felt like I was going to have a pretty good chance,” Murphy said about being ready for Opening Day, per ESPN. “I was really, really blessed the last couple of days that I was in Port St. Lucie. I really felt like it held up on me. I was able to open it up and test my hamstring and it felt good. Fortunately, I was able to get here on time.”

Murphy doesn't expect to be limited coming off the hamstring injury.

“Hopefully it’s just go out and bust it -- play the way I’m capable of and the way I feel like I always play, which is hard,” Murphy said. “I think maybe in my experience I can pick and choose my spots a little better.”

Manager Terry Collins indicated Murphy might get a day off this weekend against the Braves since the team plays 12 straight days beginning Wednesday.

“We’ll wait and see, but it has been discussed,” Collins said. “There may be a game in Atlanta where we just let him have a blow to get ready for the home series.”


Mets 2B Daniel Murphy could bat fifth on Monday


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said that second baseman Daniel Murphy could bat fifth on Monday, according to ESPN. Nothing is set in stone at this point.

Murphy, an All-Star in 2014, had been battling a hamstring injury. This spring, he has a batting average of .235 with four hits, three walks and one strikeout.

Last season the 30-year-old hit .289 with nine home runs, 57 RBI and 86 strikeouts.


Mets' Daniel Murphy gets 3 hits in minor-league instrasquad game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 in a minor-league intrasquad game on Friday, according to ESPN New York. Murphy hit a double, drew a walk, ran the bases and played second base in the game. 

Murphy had been sidelined with a hamstring injury, which was sustained on March 19. On Friday, manager Terry Collins reiterated that Murphy is expected to be ready on Opening Day against the Nationals.