Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 1 week ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

This could just be rest for Murphy, especially for his previously injured hamstring. Ruben Tejada is making his first second base start since 2011 to fill in for Murphy.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Murphy (hamstring) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

A hamstring injury threatened to keep Murphy out for the start of the year, but he was able to recover in short order and will get the start at second base for the Mets on Opening Day. Murphy will also bat fifth in the order, a spot in which he logged just three at-bats last year. David Wright will bat second.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Murphy will be active Opening Day, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

It's definitely a good sign that Murphy is avoiding the DL. He might not start Opening Day, but the time missed should be a blip on the radar as far as the entire season goes.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 weeks ago

The Mets believe Murphy (hamstring) may be ready for Opening Day, but he will not travel with the team to Texas so a disabled list stint can be backdated if needed, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.

Murphy isn't out of the woods yet, but has shown progress with his hamstring over the past week. The decision on his status may not be reached until Monday morning.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 weeks ago

Murphy (hamstring) is playing in another minor league game Monday but is still not running the bases, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

It's still possible that Murphy could start the season on the DL, which would allow him to be activated April 12. However, if his ability to run and move laterally improves there's a chance he could be in the Opening Day lineup. Continue to monitor his progress as the start of the regular season approaches.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 weeks ago

Murphy (hamstring) logged five at-bats in a minor league game Saturday, Matt Ehalt of MLB.com reports.

It's a positive step forward in Murphy's recovery from a pulled right hamstring, though the true extent of his activity in the game remains uncertain. As of Wednesday, Murphy was still limited in his baseball activity, and it seems likely his running was restricted at least a bit. The Mets figure to keep Murphy in minor league games for the rest of spring training in case they do indeed need to backdate a DL stint to begin the year.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 weeks ago

Murphy (hamstring) may begin the season on the disabled list, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

A few days ago, cautious optimism surrounded Murphy's status for Opening Day. He now seems more likely to begin the season on the DL. The move would allow him to be activated April 12, so it wouldn't require him to miss more than a week of the regular season, but it's a call the team isn't willing to make at this point. His status regarding the beginning of the season should become clearer as the season draws closer.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 weeks ago

Murphy (hamstring) participated in a second day of limited baseball activity Wednesday, and remains cautiously optimistic about his status for Opening Day, David Lennon of Newsday reports. "Each day it's getting better," said Murphy.

Murphy's status for Opening Day appears to be up in the air at this point, but he's shown some positive signs recently. The team is short at second base currently, and it remains unclear what the club would elect to do at the position should Murphy miss the beginning of the season.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 weeks ago

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that the team is getting encouraging signs on Murphy (hamstring), The Record's Matt Ehalt reports.

The team is more optimistic about Murphy than pitcher Vic Black (shoulder), indicating that the second baseman has a reasonable chance to be ready for Opening Day. While there's still some chance Murphy opens his season on the disabled list, he wouldn't necessarily miss more than a few games.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 1 month ago

Murphy has a pulled right hamstring and will miss at least a week, ESPN New York reports.

Murphy was injured Thursday and had an MRI on Friday that revealed the pull. While Murphy is out, look for Danny Muno and Matt Reynolds to split time at second base. even if Murphy opens the season on the disabled list, Muno or Reynolds would open the year as the starter rather than the Mets promoting Dilson Herrera.