Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy (1B,2B,3B)

Washington Nationals - 97% owned
Bats: L   Throws: R

Nationals 2B Daniel Muprhy popped a grand slam in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Orioles. Murphy went 3-for-5 with five RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy's outstanding pace to begin the season has slowed a bit, but he's still hitting .347 with 24 HR and 95 RBI. Murphy is a legitimate threat for runs to be scored every time he steps up to the plate.

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Daniel Murphy finished 0-for-4 against the Braves on Sunday, but walked, drove in a run, and scored a run. Murphy is 7-for-24 with a double, home run, three RBI, and five runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .996 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Great fantasy players find a way to do something for their owners and Murphy has now scored in five consecutive games while recording a hit in seven of 10 games. He has a .311 batting average with seven extra-base hits, 13 RBI, and 15 runs scored this month.

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Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI for the Nationals on Monday. Murphy is 5-for-18 with two doubles, a home run, four walks, and six RBI over the last seven days. He has a .999 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has a four-game hitting streak and had an extra-base hit in three consecutive games coming into Monday's game. Even with his strong last couple days, Murphy only has three multi-hit games over his last 10 games, seeing his batting average drop from .356 to .347 over this time span.

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Daniel Murphy homers in win

Thu, Aug 4th 9:40am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy now has multiple hits in each of his last three games with two extra-base hits, four RBI and six runs scored over that span. His OPS is up to 1.027 on the season, and he now has 21 home runs and 80 RBI.

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Daniel Murphy returned to the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday, going 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Murphy pick up right where he left off. He continues to be one of the best fantasy producers in the game, posting an OPS of 1.021 with 20 home runs and 77 RBI.

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Daniel Murphy is back in the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Dodgers. Murphy will bat third and play third base for the first time this season.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Murphy has recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained in the All-Star game. Interesting to see him at third base, but with Trea Turner on the major league roster and Anthony Rendon hurting, Murphy can man the hot corner without much difficulty.

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Daniel Murphy extended Sunday's game with his clutch pinch-hit home run. He had previously been sidelined due to injury.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see the pinch-hit appearance. Considering the return, Murphy is expected back in the team's starting lineup on Tuesday.

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Daniel Murphy homers again

Mon, Jul 11th 8:30am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Daniel Murphy homered for the second time in as many games on Sunday to help the Nationals defeat the Mets. He finished 1-for-4 with the two-run homer.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy ended the first half as hot as he started it, collecting seven hits in the four-game weekend series against New York, including three home runs and two doubles. He accounted for 10 RBI and scored four times. He's had an incredible first half of the season, posting an OPS of nearly 1.000.

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Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Mets on Sunday. Murphy has a .325 batting average, eight extra-base hits, six runs scored, and 13 RBI in July. He has a .985 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy's numbers this season are ridiculous, as he leads the National League with a .348 batting average, is second with 66 RBI, and has 46 extra-base hits, but what he has done to his former team is even more mind boggling. In 52 at-bats against the Mets, Murphy has seven home runs, 11 runs scored, 21 RBI, and a .423 batting average . It is safe to say that Murphy has been well worth the money for the Nationals and likes picking on New York.

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Daniel Murphy had another big game on Thursday, finishing 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Murphy hit his 15th home run.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has been outstanding this season and is currently the front-runner for the National League batting title to go along with his 15 HR and 59 RBI.

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Daniel Murphy's torrid pace to open the season may have slowed down a bit, but the Nationals 2B is still a legitimate contender for the NL batting title. Murphy sits at .349 after a 2-for-4 night on Tuesday, 14 points above teammate Wilson Ramos.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last ten games, Murphy has at least two hits every other night. His production has slowed a bit on the power side, but he still sits at 14 HR and 56 RBI, scoring 49 runs himself.

Daniel Murphy homered twice in Wednesday's win over the Mets. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy continues his monster season, as he's now maintaining an OPS of .985 for the season with elite averages across the board. He's provided extreme value this season considering where he was selected.

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Despite facing off against Clayton Kershaw, Daniel Murphy was able to collect a hit and extend his streak to five games. He finished 1-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy continues to produce for the Nationals and fantasy owners. He's still carrying an average over .350, and his power has also continued, as he now has nearly 35 extra-base hits on the season.

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Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy homered late in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox, the only run the Nationals would score. Murphy was 1-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is beginning to cool off, but is still hitting for power with four HR in his last 10 games. He is still at the top of the second-tier of MLB 2B with a .374 AVG, 11 HR and 39 RBI.

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Daniel Murphy was 3-for-4 on Monday and delivered the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning as the Nationals topped the Phillies, 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is hitting dangerously close to .400 right now, with his average climbing up to .395 on Monday. Add the eight home runs and 33 RBI to that, and he should be in the consideration for National League MVP early in the season. He's been absolutely spectacular this season and needs to be utilized in every format of fantasy baseball.

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Washington Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy is out of the lineup on Thursday with a simple day of rest. Stephen Drew will start in his place. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy had another two hits last night versus the Mets and is hitting .394 on the season. He's had limited success against tonight's Cardinals starter, Mike Leake, against whom he's 5-for-21 with a HR and four RBI.

Daniel Murphy has only faced former teammate Matt Harvey twice in his career, but has a home run, walk and two RBI against the Mets' right-hander. Murphy has a .333 batting average over the last seven days and sports a .389 batting average this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has hit .420 in his new home of Washington and has a 1.062 OPS at home, although only two of his six home runs are at Nationals Park this season. He has provided pop in the lineup whether in front of or behind Bryce Harper and Harvey has allowed at least five runs in each of his last two starts. Look for the Nationals to pound Harvey once again and for Murphy to be a catalyst on Tuesday.

Murphy hit in the cleanup spot for the sixth time in the last seven games. His average is now down to .395, still first in all of baseball. He made his four at bats count last night, driving in two runs.

Fantasy Impact: So far this season, Murphy has a hard contact rate of 40.2%, ranking 20th and a soft contact rate of just 9.9%, ranking 7th, per Fangraphs.com. Both of these rates drive his .417 BABIP. It's unlikely that Murphy continues to put up such strong contact rates, both of which are far better than his career norms, but he should continue to be a useful fantasy option especially if Dusty Baker keeps him in the cleanup role.

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Murphy moved up to the cleanup spot in yesterday's game and put up a solid performance going 3-for-4 with his 13th double and 2 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is now batting .409 with a .252 ISO. Obviously, he won't continue playing this well, but it will be interesting to see if Dusty Baker takes him out of the cleanup spot moving forward.

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Red-hot 2B Daniel Murphy was out of the Nationals lineup on Saturday with an undisclosed illness. Stephen Drew played in his place.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy was simply ill before Saturday's game. He should be back in the lineup once the illness passes, likely by Sunday.

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Daniel Murphy hits fifth HR

Wed, May 4th 8:52am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Daniel Murphy stayed red-hot at the plate on Tuesday, blasting his third home run of the season. He's now batting .376 with three HR and 14 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is currently a top-10 fantasy 2B right now, which is a bit surprising. With a preseason rank of 158 (Yahoo!) he was drafted more as an emergency option than an All-Star selection, so he might be a potentially lucrative sell-high option.

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Daniel Murphy continues to tear the cover off the ball this season with another 3-for-4 night on Monday. He had an RBI to go with that, but managed to get it with a groundout, the only out he made.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has hit in four straight and is now hitting .382 to start the season. He already has nine doubles to start the season and has two home runs and 13 RBI. Murphy is playing well-above his career norms and might be considered a sell-high candidate right now.

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Daniel Murphy was 1-for-4 on Sunday with an RBI double in the eight inning. It was his only time on-base for the game.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy continues to play well, going 5-for-12 through the weekend series sweep over the Cardinals in which he recorded an RBI in each game. He's slashing a ridiculous 365/426/576 for a 1.002 OPS to start the season.

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Daniel Murphy collected two hits in the Nationals' extra-innings win over the Twins Sunday. Murphy finished 2-for-7 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the multi-hit game, Murphy's average finally fell below .400, showing just how impressive he's been in the early going. He has multiple hits in five of his last seven games. He figures to continue to hold his fantasy relevance considering the Nationals' lineup and his position flexibility.

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Daniel Murphy had another solid night on Wednesday, going 2-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy didn't score or drive in any runs, but it's still a fantasy asset to have a player pick up a pair of hits every night. He's established himself as a solid 2B option in all formats.

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The Nationals ran into Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Monday and were only able to scrape together one run all night. Second baseman Daniel Murphy was only 1-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy is still hitting a scorching .415 to start the season with two home runs and eight RBI. His addition to the Nationals lineup has been felt through the team's first eleven games and has shown to be helping Murphy's game as well.

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Daniel Murphy perfect on Sunday

Sun, Apr 10th 6:43pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-2 with a run and two walks in four plate appearances on Sunday in a 4-2 Nationals' win. Murphy ranks second in the National League in OPS through four games, posting a 1.534 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: Although it is an extremely small sample size, Murphy has three multi-hit games in four games, clubbing three extra-base hits and knocking in five runners. On top of his slugging, Murphy also has walked five times, showing plate discipline that shows his stability for the season. A ridiculous NLCS in 2015 brought Murphy's name among the biggest sluggers in the history of the game and, even if he cannot reach those heights in 2016, he has top-10 2B potential.

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Daniel Murphy is starting the year off like the NLCS never ended. He hit a solo homer in the 4th against Julio Teheran and had the game-winning RBI in the 10th.

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy is one of the hardest to strike out in the league and is showing his value for the big contract early. He had two walk, two hit debut with the Nationals. With an ADP of 159, he was well worth the draft pick now that he is teammates with Bryce Harper. Batting 5th, he should see plenty of chances to drive in runs with Rendon, Harper, and Zimmerman batting in front of him. He is known for his contact which the Nationals needed desperately. The difference in strikeouts between Murphy and the departed Ian Desmond is around 150, showing that the Nationasl are looking for more contact. If he can stay healthy, look for Murphy to have a big season with the Nationals.

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Murphy is starting to show promising signs. He is approaching double digit hits after his .174/.208/.261 start.

Fantasy Impact: Starting just .174/.208/.261 through 23 at-bats to begin spring training, he is now .243/.263/.587 with 9 hits in 37 at-bats. It looks like he is starting to find his swing again and is making good contact. Look for him to bat fifth or sixth in the order this season, potentially giving him plenty of RBI opportunities hitting behind Bryce Harper.

Daniel Murphy 1-for-9 this spring

Thu, Mar 10th 8:28am EST
By Roy Widrig

Offseason acquisition Daniel Murphy is yet to make much of an impact on the Nationals, starting the Spring 1-for-9 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: No one is expecting Murphy to reach his Ruthian Heights as he did in the NL Division and Championship Series in October, but he is still a serviceable, lower-tier 2B option. He also has eligibility at 1B and 3B, but is not very relevant at those positions.

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Free agent Daniel Murphy declined a one-year, $15.8 million offer from the New York Mets. This ensures that the Mets will get a draft pick, if Murphy signs elsewhere. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy hit .281 with 14 homers and 73 RBIs last season. He also had an incredible playoff run. The Mets are still intent on bringing him back, but they will face competition. The Los Angeles Dodgers are rumored to be among Murphy's suitors.

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Murphy finished 3-for-4 against ace Zack Greinke. He had a big homerun off Greinke in the sixth inning to put the Mets up for good. He also had two RBIs and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy probably was the MVP in the series against the Dodgers. He hit three homeruns in the series - all three off former Cy Young winners in Clayton Kershaw and Greinke. Moreover, he had a hit in every game.

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Daniel Murphy stays hot

Wed, Sep 23rd 10:24am EDT
By Daniel Barns

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4, and smacked two doubles, in the Mets' 6-2 loss against the Braves onTuesday night. Murphy's two doubles gives him 36 on the year which is tied for fifth most in the National League.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has put together a nice little five-game hit streak; batting .471 over that span. Look for Murphy to stay hot tonight when he faces off against Williams Perez. Murphy went 2-for-3 with two doubles against Perez back on Sept. 12th.

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Murphy connected for a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning against Atlanta's Ryan Kelly, tying the game 7-7. Murphy's clutch homer allowed the Mets to eventually go on to win the game 10-7 in ten innings. It was Murphy's 11th home run of the season; he has now driven in 63 RBI on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy continues to produce for the Mets in key situations during the great run the Mets are on. He's a good stream option for owners in seasonal roto leagues looking to pad some stats as everyday players on non-contending teams get days off in September. With the Mets' bats continuing to produce up-and-down the lineup, Murphy is also a potentially cheap DFS option depending upon the pitching matchup.

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According to ESPN, Daniel Murphy was diagnosed with a "mild strain" of his left quadriceps muscle. He is day-to-day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has been mired in a mini-slump in the past seven days. He has a .167 average in 18 at-bats. However, for the season, he has a respectable .282 average with 10 homeruns and 58 RBIs. Batting at the heart of the revamped Mets lineup, he's worth a look in all fantasy formats.

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Murphy went three-for-six with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the Mets 16-7 win over the Phillies. Murphy was one of seven Mets to homer and contributed to the Mets' franchise record of eight home runs hit in one game. The Mets also became the first team in MLB history to have their 1 through 7 hitters all hit a HR in the same game.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has been hot at the plate lately, along with the entire Mets' offense. On the season, Murph has raised his batting average to .287 and now has 10 HR and 52 RBI. Right now he remains a cheap/solid 2B start option in DFS formats and deeper seasonal leagues.

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Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored on Sunday during the team's win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy now has a hit in all but two games this month, posting an OPS of .922 in August.

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Daniel Murphy struggled mightily in the three game series against St. Louis. Murphy went 2-for-15 with two walks in the series. Murphy did not collect any RBI. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy's average has dropped down to .268 this season. He is a streaky hitter and should be avoided until he displays more consistency. Murphy will look to get back on track during a three game set with Washington.

Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 in Thursdays 6-1 loss to the Cubs. Murphy is 4-for-13 since returning from the disabled list. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy was the only Met swinging the bat well in the past series against Chicago. Murphy collected two doubles in the series and will likely be the Mets third or fourth hitter depending on the pitching match-up.

Daniel Murphy returns to lineup

Wed, Jul 1st 5:25pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

Daniel Murphy returned to the Mets lineup last night going 1-for-4 with a double. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy's return should provide a much needed boost to the Mets lineup. Although the Mets were shut out in his return, Murphy contributed 1 of the 3 hits for the Mets. Murphy will hit fourth tonight against the lefty, Jon Lester.

Daniel Murphy has a strained left quad and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy was hitting well prior to the injury. I expect him as a sneaky option once he returns in daily formats.

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Daniel Murphy goes 0-for-4 with a walk in Saturday's 9-5 loss to Miami. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy was white hot before today's struggles. Murphy had collected 14 hits over the prior eight games.

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The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Monday, 3-1. The win improved the Mets to 15-5 on the season. The Mets got their runs on a three-run home run by Daniel Murphy in the ninth inning. It was Murphy's only hit of the day. Murphy is batting .174 so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy have five RBI over the past two games and now has 14 on the season. His on-base percentage is just .247 and slugging percentage is .333, but has struck out only five times in 69 at-bats.

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The New York Mets managed just seven hits in their 6-4 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. Daniel Murphy, who has struggled this first month, got two of those hits. He had two doubles and two RBI and is now batting .169 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has made the most of his 11 hits this season. He has five doubles, a home run and 11 RBI. He's also drawn seven walks and struck out just five times in 65 at-bats.

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The Net York Mets improved to 13-3 following a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Daniel Murphy provided the bulk of the offense, going 2-for-3 with four RBI. Murphy now has nine RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has struggle for much of the early part of this season, hitting just .170. The 2-for-3 day against the Braves may have gotten the Mets' five-hole hitter out of his slump. Murphy has an on-base percentage of .250 and slugging percentage of .283.

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Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Mets 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. The RBI was Murphy's fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy has only three extra base hits in 45 at-bats and is batting just .156. He's only struck out twice and it appears only a matter of time before Murphy breaks out of his early season slump.

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Daniel Murphy's struggles continue

Thu, Apr 16th 10:51pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

Daniel Murphy went 1-4 against Miami raising his average to .162. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniel Murphy seems to be uncomfortable hitting as the five hitter for the New York Mets. Murphy is hitting .162 with one home run and three RBI's in the teams first ten games. Murphy is good enough hitter to break out of his early season slump and its only a matter of time before he starts producing like he is capable of.

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, 6-5. Daniel Murphy helped the cause with two walks and a home run in three at-bats. The home run was Murphy's first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy had been struggling and is now hitting .160 so far this season. He started slow this spring due to injury, but expect Murphy, hitting in the number five hole, to get his timing back before long. The home run yesterday was a good sign.

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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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