Mets activate Daniel Murphy, move him to third base with David Wright shut down

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Daniel Murphy has made all 126 of his starts this season at second base and hasn’t played an inning at third base since 2011, but he returned from the disabled list last night and is at third base tonight with David Wright shut down for the season with shoulder problems.

Murphy had been out with a hamstring injury since August 24 and by shifting him to third base the Mets keep second base clear for 20-year-old rookie Dilson Herrera, who debuted last month and has fared pretty well through 10 career games.

Murphy’s last start at third base came on July 21, 2011. That day the Mets’ lineup also included Jose Reyes and Justin Turner as the double-play duo, Carlos Beltran, Angel Pagan, and Jason Pridie as the outfield, and Ronny Paulino at catcher.