Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
1 day ago

Murphy went 1-for-1 with two RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy entered the ballgame in the seventh inning to pinch hit, and he came through with a two RBI single to give Washington a 3-1 lead. He's collected a base knock in five of his last seven tilts, despite showing a lack of power in 28 games this season. He's slugging just .333 with one homer and 12 RBI over 28 games heading into the break.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 days ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy has resumed playing second base on a regular basis after the Nationals initially eased him back in his June 12 return from knee surgery by deploying him at first base or as a designated hitter in interleague play. The veteran hasn't incurred any setbacks since coming off the 10-day disabled list, but the Nationals have been mindful of preserving his health for the long ball and have given him a couple days off per week. He'll cede the keystone to Wilmer Difo in the series finale after going 1-for-6 with four walks over the first three games in New York.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
6 days ago

Murphy is out of the lineup against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will head to the bench following three straight starts, including a 4-for-4 showing with two doubles and one run scored during Tuesday's contest. Wilmer Difo is set to make a start at second base in his stead.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
1 week ago

Murphy went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The Nats have been giving Murphy more frequent rest lately, but it hasn't translated into better results for the veteran hitter yet -- he's gone just 4-for-22 through seven games in July. Murphy had a lot of rust to shake off after missing the first 10 weeks of the season recovering from knee surgery, so some struggles are to be expected, but he's still more than capable of putting together a big second half once he gets his timing back at the plate.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
1 week ago

Murphy is not in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will head to the bench for the second consecutive game as left-hander Wei-Yin Chen takes the mound for Miami. The 33-year-old has struggled since returning from the disabled list in mid-June, slashing .188/.230/.261 with only three extra-base hits in 69 at-bats.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Friday against Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will retreat to the bench after starting four of the previous five games. In his absence, Wilmer Difo will man the keystone and bat seventh.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy is out of the Washington lineup Wednesday against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

The two sides will conclude their three-game series with an matinee that begins at 11:05 a.m. and the Red Sox are bringing a left-hander (Eduardo Rodriguez) to the hill, which likely influenced Nationals manager Dave Martinez's decision to hold Murphy out. Murphy, who went 2-for-8 during the first two games of the series and connected on his first home run of the season, will give way to Mark Reynolds at first base.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

His sixth-inning shot off Rick Porcello was Murphy's first homer in 17 games since returning to the lineup after last year's knee surgery. The 33-year-old has started to look more like his old self at the plate, slashing .300/.344/.433 over the last eight contests, and with his power stroke now returning he should be poised for a big second half.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy (leg) will make his first start of the season at second base Sunday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy has been hobbled of late by a leg injury, but delivered with a double as an emergency pinch-hit option Saturday night. He's healthy enough to take over at the keystone for the series finale, however, resuming his natural position and sending Wilmer Difo to the bench.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy, who knocked a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning Saturday, might not be in the starting lineup again Sunday, and he's still bothered by his leg, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals have carefully handled Murphy's playing time lately, as he's only started two of Washington's past five games. Even after that base hit, he's given his fantasy shareholders little to get excited about since his June 12 return, going just 10-for-50 on the season without a homer.