Mar 24, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) throws to first base against the St. Louis Cardinals in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Young (flu), Daniel Murphy (wife in labor) not in lineup

The Mets announced Monday morning that both Daniel Murphy and Chris Young would not be in the Opening Day lineup.

Murphy’s wife is in labor with the couple’s first child, and the second baseman is in Florida with her.

There was no immediate word on whether Murphy would be placed on the paternity list.

As far as Young is concerned, there are conflicting reports.

The first report stated that Young was out due to a quad strain, but the official Mets twitter account sent out a tweet stating that Young had the flu – which “four or five” Mets are apparently dealing with.


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