Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 2 Days

Murphy is out of the lineup Tuesday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

This is a rare day off for the Mets' starting second baseman, and it will interrupt a bit of a mini-slump, as he is just 3-for-24 over his last six games. Ruben Tejada will get the start at the keystone.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 13 Days

Murphy went 2-for-4 with two singles and one RBI in Friday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Murphy has been on an absolute tear at the plate during the last couple of weeks. The All-Star second baseman has produced 10 multi-hit efforts over his last 13 games while batting .455 with two homers, six doubles, 11 RBI and nine runs scored.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 14 Days

Murphy pounded out his fourth straight multi-hit game Thursday, going 3-for-6 with an RBI double in an extra-innings loss to Washington.

It was also his fourth straight game with an RBI. Murphy's 142 hits lead the National League and are good for third in all of baseball behind Jose Altuve and Miguel Cabrera.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 16 Days

Murphy went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Murphy's on a little tear of late, going 9-for-21 (.429) with six runs and seven RBI during that span. He's now an even -- and impressive -- .300 on the year with 66 runs, 47 RBI, 12 stolen bases and nine long balls in 456 at-bats.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 17 Days

Murphy was the offensive force for the Mets Monday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 21 Days

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets are "highly doubtful to move" Daniel Murphy.

There has been interest -- most notably from the Nationals -- but Murphy is under contractual control through the 2015 season and so the Mets would have to be overwhelmed by an offer to pull the trigger on a deal. Murphy, 29, is hitting .295/.341/.423 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 105 games this season.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 22 Days

The Nationals have had internal discussions about Daniel Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera but no deal appears close, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Nats are in need of an infielder with Ryan Zimmerman out for most of the rest of the regular season, and both Murphy and Cabrera would allow Anthony Rendon to remain at third base while pushing Danny Espinosa back to a bench role. Murphy would be a nice upgrade but would be tough to do within the same division, while Cabrera is a free agent after the season.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 25 Days

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Mets' win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Murphy has been locked in at the plate in recent days, going 7-for-12 in his last three games. The hit parade has raised his overall line to .293/.340/.412. With seven home runs and 11 stolen bases, Murphy has a decent shot at his second straight double-double season.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 28 Days

Newsday's Marc Carig reports that teams have reached out to the Mets about trading for Daniel Murphy, but the club is "more likely to keep Murphy rather than deal him away."

Murphy, who made his first All-Star team this season, is batting .287/.335/.406 with seven homers, 38 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 2014. The 29-year-old is making $5.7 million this year and will be eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter. He's been connected to the Giants and Blue Jays but it sounds like the Mets would prefer to hang on to him for the time being.

Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 2 Months

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Murphy has been on fire at the plate, as he entered Tuesday's action having hit .354 since June 19. His fifth-inning homer off of lefty Mike Minor brought the Mets back within a run, but it wasn't enough. The second baseman is slashing a productive .302/.352/.424 with seven home runs, 34 RBI, and 11 stolen bases on the season.