Daniel Murphy

#20 2B / Washington Nationals / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 215 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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      Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Signs three-year deal

      Murphy agreed a three-year contract with the Nationals on Thursday, ESPN's Jim Bowden reports. Murphy, best known for clubbing home runs in six straight postseason games en route to claiming NLCS MVP honors this past fall, will presumably take over as the Nats' everyday second baseman. The addition of Murphy likely locks Anthony Rendon into a full-time role at third base, while Danny Espinosa serves as the Nats' top bench option at both positions. Along with his playoff exploits, Murphy enjoyed a productive regular season with the division-rival Mets in 2015, batting .281 to go with 38 doubles, 14 homers, and 73 RBI, all of which were in line with the marks he delivered in his career-best 2013 campaign. The 30-year-old is no longer particularly active as a base stealer, but with reigning MVP Bryce Harper, Rendon, and Jayson Werth to support him in the lineup, Murphy's run and RBI totals figure to remain rather stable in his new locale.

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      Daniel Murphy: Declines qualifying offer

      Murphy declined his qualifying offer from the Mets on Friday and will remain a free agent, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. The move was an expected one, as Murphy will command a multi-year deal on the open market, though it's unclear if he'll be able to get the $15.8 million annually he could've gotten from the qualifying offer. Murphy is expected to get something in the range of four years for $50 million, and the Mets will now get a draft pick as compensation if he signs elsewhere.

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      Daniel Murphy: Receives qualifying offer

      Murphy, as expected, was given the $15.8 million qualifying offer by the Mets, Murphy will have seven days to accept or reject the offer, which will allow the Mets to receive draft pick compensation should he sign with another organization. The expectation is that he will end up elsewhere with numbers in the four-year, $50 million range having been tossed about in the industry.

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      Mets NLCS hero Daniel Murphy to receive qualifying offer

      Mets hot-hitting second baseman Daniel Murphy will receive the $15.8-million qualifying offer once the postseason comes to a conclusion, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Considering hit historic postseason run, this really shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The Mets are interested in bringing back Murphy, but it's unclear how much competing teams might be willing to pay him after his terrific play in the postseason.

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      Mets' Daniel Murphy homers in NLDS Game 1 win

      Second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 with a solo homer in the Mets' Game 1 win over the Dodgers on Friday. He jumped on a 2-0 Clayton Kershaw pitch in the fourth inning, sending it over the right-field wall to put New York on the board. Murphy hit .254/.284/.349 with just one home run in 134 plate appearances against left-handed pitching during the regular season.

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      Mets 2B Daniel Murphy hits three-run homer Wednesday

      Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1 for 5 with a three-run homer against the Phillies on Wednesday. Unfortunately, after Murphy and Michael Conforto hit homers to put the Mets up 5-0 in the first inning, the entire offense went to sleep, managing just three hits and no runs the rest of the way en route to a loss. He's now hit safely in 11 consecutive games, as Murph's closing out the season on a heater that's lifted his batting average from .271 to .284.

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      Mets' Daniel Murphy falls a double shy of the cycle in win over Reds

      Mets infielder Daniel Murphy went 3 for 5 with a a triple, a solo homer and two runs against the Reds on Thursday. The Mets' offense has been slumping, but Murphy's not the one to blame -- he's on a seven-game hitting streak and a total of 17 base knocks (three of them homers) in his last 11 contests. He'll remain a lineup fixture down the stretch.

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      Mets 2B Daniel Murphy out Wednesday against left-hander

      As part of an attempt to field a righty-dominated lineup against a lefty Wednesday, the Mets will sit second baseman Daniel Murphy. Juan Uribe is set to start at second base and hit cleanup. Murphy has struggled a bit against southpaws this season with an average of .230 (26 for 113).

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Mets 1B Daniel Murphy (quad) returns to starting lineup

      After missing the Mets' weekend series with a quadriceps injury, Daniel Murphy is back in the lineup Monday as the team takes on the Nationals, hitting third and playing first base. Murphy went 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday and is stuck in a 3-for-19 slide over his last seven outings.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy remain out Sunday

      Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer and infielder Daniel Murphy remain out of Sunday's lineup at Miami, the team announced. Cuddyer is dealing with a wrist issue and will receive a cortisone shot, while a quad injury has sidelined Murphy, but he is expected to return Monday, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

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