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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Daniel Murphy and David Wright out Tuesday


By on 8/26/2014 09:45:00 PM

Mets third baseman David Wright and second baseman Daniel Murphy were out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves, according to Tim Healey of MLB.com.

As reported here, Wright came out of Sunday's game with neck spasms. It's "getting better," Wright said, though he's still having trouble turning to his left, which "would be problematic since that's the way I have to look at the pitcher."

Murphy is day-to-day with a sore right calf. He has played 126 of the Mets' 131 games to date, hitting .301/.343/.424 (OPS+ 118) with nine homers, 53 RBI and a league-leading 159 hits.

David Wright
A seven-time All-Star, Wright is hitting .265/.323/.368 (OPS+ 98) on the season, but since the All-Star break he has struggled, averaging only .200 (29-of-145) with two doubles, eight RBI and no home runs. Wright, 31, came out of a game last Saturday (August 16) after a ball hit him in his shoulder, in the same spot where he received a cortisone shot in July. He then missed two games after being sidelined for seven games with a bruised shoulder in late-June to early July.

Now in his eleventh season, Wright is a career .299/.378/.496 hitter and regarded as the "Captain" of the Mets. He was their first round draft pick in 2001 and made his debut July 21, 2004 at age 21. In 2007 he signed a contract extension for fourteen years and $192 million that takes him through 2020.

Daniel Murphy


Murphy, 29, is in his sixth major league season, all for the Mets, and has a career line of .292/.335/.424. He was drafted in 2006 (13th round) and made his debut August 2, 2008. He lost the 2010 season with right knee problems and ended the 2011 season with a strained left knee. Murphy is in his second year of arbitration ($5.7 million) and eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

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