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Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Braves on Thursday.

Murphy drove in Eric Young Jr. on three separate occasions. He also came around to score twice tonight. In his first six games of the year, he had one run scored and no RBI.

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Mets activated 2B Daniel Murphy from the paternity leave list.

Murphy is back in the Mets' starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series-finale against the Nationals after missing Monday and Wednesday to be with his wife as she gave birth to the couple's first child. He's batting second and playing second base Thursday versus Washington right-hander Tanner Roark.

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Daniel Murphy (wife having baby) is expected to join the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

Murphy missed the Mets' regular-season opener on Monday and will also be absent on Wednesday because his wife is giving birth to the couple's first child. He was officially placed on paternity leave Wednesday morning so that the Mets could call up an extra infielder.

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Mets placed 2B Daniel Murphy on the paternity leave list.

Murphy has already been away from the club for a couple days, but they just now made the move official. He is permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.

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Daniel Murphy is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list.

The Mets have yet to make an official announcement, but Wilmer Flores will replace him on the active roster. Murphy is permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.

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Daniel Murphy is out of the Mets' Opening Day lineup on Monday because his wife is having a baby.

Murphy should be back in action for the Mets' second regular-season game Wednesday night against the Nationals.

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Daniel Murphy returned to action on Sunday and went 0-for-3 against the Nationals.

Murphy missed six days with a right leg problem. The Mets will want him in the lineup regularly from here on in so that he can find his stroke prior to Opening Day.

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Daniel Murphy (leg) is expected to return to the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Murphy hasn't played in a week due to shin issues, but it appears he's now ready to go. After a strong 2013 season, Murphy will be the Mets' starting second baseman and No. 2 hitter this season.

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Daniel Murphy (leg) remains out of the Mets lineup on Saturday.

The second baseman was expected to return to the lineup Saturday, but did not make the trip to Jupiter with the team. He hasn't played since Sunday, and though he admits feeling better, still isn't sure when he'll return to game action. He should be ready to go for Opening Day, but any setback now would put that in jeopardy.

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Daniel Murphy is out of the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Thursday due to a sore right leg.

He's the only projected starter missing from Thursday's batting order. Murphy expects to be fine in a few days.