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Daniel Murphy, who has not appeared in a Grapefruit League game due to a hamstring injury, participated in limited baseball activities for the second straight day. Murphy hit off a tee and took throws at first base. While Murphy's optimistic he'll be ready for the start of the season, he hasn't done much to test the injured hamstring. (Source: Twitter.com)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy, who has played his entire career with the Mets, hit .289 with 9 home runs and 57 RBI in 143 games last season. Murphy has been a solid, but unremarkable hitter, posting a career batting average of .290 with 48 home runs and 329 RBI. Should Murphy be unable to go Opening Day, expect Matt Reynolds or Danny Muno to get the start.

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The Mets initially labeled Murphy's injury as hamstring "tightness." An MRI taken Friday revealed a more extensive hamstring injury. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that Murphy may begin the season on the DL with a pulled right hamstring. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy projects as a third tier 2B in mixed leagues. He is currently ranked as the 138th overall pick in mixed leagues by FantasyPros experts (12th ranked 2B; 18th ranked 3B). His injury could impact his availability in the early part of the season. As such, owners who intend to start Murphy at 2B should make plans to potentially address an early season DL stint.

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X-rays have confirmed that Daniel Murphy did not suffer a break or fracture after being hit in the right hand by a David Price pitch yesterday. Murphy is listed as having a contusion on his right hand. (Source: Adam Rubin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy projects as a third tier 2B in mixed leagues. He is currently ranked as the 136th overall pick in mixed leagues by FantasyPros experts (11th ranked 2B; 18th ranked 3B).

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