Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 Months

Murphy is 2-for-7 with a walk since returning to the lineup Tuesday.

With David Wright (shoulder) out for the season, the Mets are expected to lean on Murphy as their primary option at third base. As a result, he may pick up eligibility at the position down the stretch, and for 2015 in some leagues.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 Months

Murphy (calf), who was activated off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, is playing third base Wednesday with David Wright (shoulder) out for the season, ESPN New York reports.

Mets fans and fantasy owners may remember that Murphy played third in the minors, but in the majors, went from left field to first base and then over it second, where he has been the last few seasons. Playing him at third, enables Dilson Herrera to get back in the lineup at second. This switch may not be permanent and is possibly influenced by Rafael Montero, Wednesday's starter, being a flyball pitcher, so Murphy's defense at third may not be as critical as it would be with a groundball pitcher.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 Months

Murphy (calf) has been activated off the 15-day disabled list and is in the lineup Tuesday, ESPN New York reports

Murphy suffered no setbacks the past few days and was activated as expected. Dilson Herrera, who started while Murphy was out, is sitting Tuesday with Murphy back in the lineup.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 3 Months

Murphy (calf) likely will be activated off the disabled list when first eligible Tuesday, the Star-Ledger reports.

Murphy ran, made lateral movements and took batting practice Friday. When he is activated, manager Terry Collins said Murphy likely will get his starting second baseman job back from Dilson Herrera, who has played well while Murphy has been sidelined.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 Months

Murphy (calf)has been wearing a full walking boot on his right leg, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Murphy's injury is just his calf, so the fact that he is wearing a full walking boot suggests the injury is more than minor, and likely confirms the fact that he will be out for a while. With a month left in the season and no playoff chase for the Mets, it wouldn't be surprising if the team didn't rush him back despite his contract being up at the end of the season.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 Months

Murphy (calf) could be out a substantial amount of time, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Murphy was placed on the disabled list Thursday but will likely require more than the 15-day minimum to recover from the injury. The Mets are out of the playoff race at this point, so the team will likely take it's time bringing back Murphy to avoid reinjury. Murphy will become a free agent in the offseason, but has performed well enough this season to warrant a good payday in the offseason.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 Months

Murphy (calf) will be placed on the disabled list, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

Murphy underwent an MRI on Thursday and the undisclosed results were apparently warranting of a stint on the DL. He'll be replaced by Double-A up-and-comer Dilson Herrera while he tries to rest his calf injury.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 Months

Murphy (calf) will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Murphy has now missed three straight games due to calf soreness, so the Mets will check to see if there's anything more serious in play. If any meaningful injury is discovered, look for Wilmer Flores -- who has manned the keystone for three straight games -- to see the biggest benefit in terms of additional playing time.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 Months

Murphy (calf) will remain out of the lineup Thursday against the Braves, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports.

Murphy's bout with calf soreness was expected to be a minor malady when it first surfaced Sunday, but he's not progressing as the team anticipated. A trip to the disabled list hasn't been ruled out yet, with a decision on the matter likely to come over the weekend.

Daniel Murphy 2B/3B NYM 4 Months

Murphy (calf) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

Murphy's calf ailment is being labeled as a mild strain, but it's still significant enough to sideline him for a second consecutive game. The Mets will turn to Wilmer Flores to cover second base again Wednesday, but there's a good chance Murphy could be available over the weekend.