The New York Mets have already had their share of bad news this spring, so an injury to All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy isn’t what the team needs right now. Unfortunately, the human body doesn’t pay attention to team needs, as Murphy has been diagnosed with a pulled hamstring. 

Continue for updates. 

MRI Reveals Pulled Hamstring

Friday, March 20

Marc Carig of Newsday reported that Murphy will miss at least a week with a pulled hamstring.

Murphy Exits with Hamstring Tightness

Thursday, March 19

According to Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal, Murphy was injured while running the bases during the Mets’ game against St. Louis:

Murphy has been one of New York’s best hitters over the last three years, recording at least 166 hits and 37 doubles every season since 2012. He made his first All-Star team in 2014, providing stability at second base for a franchise that’s still looking for help on offense. 

As long as Murphy is ready to play on Opening Day, no one with the Mets will panic about him leaving a spring game. It’s still not good news for a team that is starting to build expectations thanks to a talented young pitching staff—even with the likely season-ending injury to Zack Wheeler and the return of Matt Harvey.   

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