Daniel Murphy shut down for a week with a hamstring injury


Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is suddenly at risk for beginning the season on the disabled list, as Marc Carig of Newsday reports that he has been shut down for the next week due to a right hamstring injury.

Murphy left Thursday’s Grapefruit League game after singling and scoring on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. An MRI confirmed the injury. The start of the season is a little over two weeks away, so he could be cutting it close.

Dilson Herrera was already optioned to the minors earlier this week, so he’s not a consideration for fill in for Murphy at this time. Instead, the Mets are giving Matt Reynolds and Daniel Muno looks at second base.

Murphy, who turns 30 in April, batted .289/.332/.403 with nine home runs, 57 RBI, and 13 stolen bases across 143 games last season.