Daniel Murphy has a pulled hamstring

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Remember last week’s story about how Mets possible second baseman Daniel Murphy had “leg fatigue.”  Yeah, turns out it’s really a pulled hamstring.

Adam Rubin — who passed that along in his ESPN chat a few minutes ago — said that it was minor, but it’s still not great news.  Not for Murphy, who has had health problems in the past. Not for the Mets either, who have a history of under-reporting the severity of player injuries that occur in winter ball, often via Adam Rubin.

 

Report: Reds sign Ben Revere

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The Reds have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Revere is expected to take home a salary between $1 million and $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster, Heyman adds.

Revere, 29, spent last season with the Angels. He batted a light .275/.308/.344 in 308 plate appearances. Revere does have some speed as he stole 21 bases last year.

Revere will try to earn a spot on the roster as a backup outfielder. The Reds’ starting spots are spoken for with Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton, and Scott Schebler.