Daniel Murphy expected to return to Mets next Tuesday

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Good news here for the battered Mets infield …

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Daniel Murphy is on track to be activated from the disabled list next Tuesday. Murphy is eligible to return Saturday, but the Mets want him to play in a few minor league rehab games before they activate him. He’s currently participating in extended spring training exhibition games in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Murphy has been on the disabled list since June 5 because of a strained right quadriceps muscle. He is expected to play third base when he returns, with Dilson Herrera sticking at second.

David Wright isn’t due to return from his back injury until after the All-Star break.