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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Murphy had an MRI on his right hamstring Friday, ESPN New York reports.

The results of the MRI are not available. Murphy thought he would only miss a few days, but that may depend on what the MRI shows. If Murphy is forced to miss time, Danny Muno, Ruben Tejada or Dilson Herrera, assuming the Mets was to call him back up from the minors, would start at second base.

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Murphy left Thursday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, reports.

Murphy suffered the injury while running the bases, and at this point it's unclear whether he'll miss any time. He was removed from the game as a precaution, and more information should be available later in the afternoon.

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Murphy (bruised right hand), who took batting practice Sunday, will likely return to the lineup Monday.

Murphy was hit on the hand Friday and X-rays were negative, enabling the quick return to action.

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Murphy (bruised right hand) took batting practice Sunday, ESPN New York reports.

Murphy, who was hit on the hand by David Price, was not in the starting lineup Sunday. But the injury is not expected to sideline him much longer, so look for him to return to active duty in the next few days.

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Murphy confirmed Saturday that he didn't suffer a fractured hand after he was struck by a pitch during Friday's exhibition, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Instead, it appears Murphy is just dealing with a bruise, which shouldn't result in an especially lengthy absence. The Mets will likely have Murphy rest up over the next couple of days before turning him lose in Grapefruit League play again.