OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
1 month ago

Manager Dave Martinez said Murphy (knee) is "on schedule" in his rehab but didn't know if he'd be ready for spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy underwent surgery to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee back in October. While the Nationals remain optimistic about his progress, the team still won't say whether he'll be ready to go for the start of the season. Things should clear up as spring approaches. Wilmer Difo would likely fill in at the keystone if Murphy is forced to miss any action, assuming the team looks internally for a potential replacement.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
3 months ago

General manager Mike Rizzo said that the team is "optimistic" that Murphy (knee) will be ready for Opening Day, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy underwent surgery to repair the articular cartilage a couple weeks ago after playing the tail-end of the 2017 season with an ailing right knee. Although the Nationals are becoming more hopeful regarding Murphy's timetable, it's still very early in the process and the second baseman has a long recovery ahead.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
3 months ago

There is a decent chance that Murphy (knee) won't be ready for the start of the 2018 season, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

He underwent surgery Friday to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee. The procedure is serious enough that he may end up missing time next season. We may get more updates during the offseason, but things should really come into focus during spring training. Wilmer Difo is the obvious internal option to get starts at second base if Murphy is not ready for Opening Day.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
3 months ago

Murphy underwent successful knee surgery to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals stated that Murphy will begin rehab immediately, but the only sort of timetable mentioned was that the rehab "will progress throughout the offseason." Regarding the surgery, Dr. Timothy Kremcheck performed the procedure, which entailed debridement and microfracture of the knee. There will likely be updates of Murphy's status as the offseason moves along.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
4 months ago

Murphy is in the lineup against the Phillies on Wednesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy has been out of the lineup for the past two days while resting and recovering from a sore hamstring, but will be back at second base and hitting out of the three-hole for Wednesday's affair. Since the Nationals are playing every day until Sunday, it wouldn't be surprising if manager Dusty Baker elects to give Murphy another day or two off in order to be as healthy as possible for the divisional round of the playoffs next week.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
4 months ago

Murphy is not in the lineup Tuesday for the second straight day, according to Jamal Collier of MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy began experiencing hamstring soreness last week just like he did late last year, so manager Dusty Baker has been cautious with his usage since in an effort to prevent the setback from getting any worse. Howie Kendrick will man the keystone for the Nationals on Tuesday night.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
4 months ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Monday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

With the Nationals just about locked into finishing with the second-best record in the National League, manager Dusty Baker will give Murphy and fellow infield mainstay Anthony Rendon days off in preparation for the postseason. Adrian Sanchez will fill in for Murphy at the keystone, while Wilmer Difo replaces Rendon at third base.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
4 months ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker decided to give most of the regulars the day off Friday, so Murphy will hit the bench in favor of Howie Kendrick at the keystone. Since the beginning of September, Murphy is hitting .294/.379/.471 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in 14 contests.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
4 months ago

Murphy (hamstring) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker had deemed Murphy ready to return following Tuesday's game, and Murphy's inclusion in the lineup provided final confirmation as to his status. He will face right-hander Lucas Sims for the first time as he looks build upon his stellar .318/.400/.500 line for the month of September.

OUTDaniel Murphy
2B WSH
4 months ago

Murphy (hamstring) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with left hamstring tightness, but is back in the fold for Wednesday's affair and batting in the third spot of the order. Over the course of the month, Murphy is hitting .318/.400/.500 with two home runs and four RBI.