Originally written February 28, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy has been sidelined due to a strained intercostal muscle, but manager Terry Collins told reporters, including Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the second baseman is roughly seven to 10 days aware from getting back into a spring training lineup. "Certainly we're looking forward to getting him out here pretty soon and starting the process of the dry swings, followed by the tee, followed by the soft toss," Collins said. "The issue with Murph is to pull him back a little bit, because when he starts swinging, he can swing a 1,000 times before you know it." Collins added that Murphy should begin swinging a bat in the next couple of days. The second baseman received a cortisone shot on Feb. 19 after injuring his side. Murphy hit .291/.332/.403 with 40 doubles, three triples and six home runs over 612 plate appearances last season for the Mets. The 27-year-old owns a career batting line of .292/.339/.427 over parts of four seasons in the majors. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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