UPDATE: Daniel Murphy is out a week with a pulled right hamstring

By Ryan Punzalan

Second baseman, Daniel Murphy left the Mets’ split-squad game against the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday with a tight right hamstring.

According to Terry Collins, the injury isn’t deemed serious, but as a precaution Murphy will not be playing in today’s game against the Cardinals.

So far this spring training, Murphy has been struggling at the plate, hitting .235 with no home runs or RBI. However, he has been getting contact on the ball, only striking out in one out of the 21 total plate appearances. He’s slated to start Opening Day at second base with Ruben Tejada as his backup.

Phillip Evans took over for Murphy and went 1-for-4 in the game.

UPDATE @ 5:15pm: The Mets announced today that Murphy will miss at least a week with a pulled right hamstring.


When Terry Collins was asked who would be the replacement for Murphy if he were unable to return by Opening Day, Collins didn’t say Dilson Herrera, instead he said Matt Reynolds or Danny Muno. 

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Collins also mentioned that Wilmer Flores will not be move over to the other side of the diamond, which is good.

It’s definitely interesting, but you also have to realize that Muno isn’t even on the team’s 40-man roster. I assume the organization wants to keep Herrera at an everyday role down in Las Vegas which seems to be the only reason why they won’t call him up for some insurance.

I personally wouldn’t mind either Reynolds or Herrera, but I wouldn’t make a drastic change like adding Muno to the 40-man roster just yet.