Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/22/13
Murphy and Wright are staring the DL in the face due to intercostal injuries. It’s starting to look more and more like Daniel Murphy will begin the 2013 season on the disabled list. Terry Collins had recently stated that if Murphy didn’t play in a major league level tune-up by this coming weekend, that he didn’t think he would be ready for the Opening Day. There is virtually no chance of Murphy playing in Saturday’s preseason game, which is making it really start to sink in that the Mets will be without their starting second baseman when the season kicks off. The good news is, his disabled list stint can be retroactive, and he may only miss the first five games of the season. The better news is that Jordany Valdespin has more than filled the void while Murphy has been battling his injury, and should be able to hold down the second base duties for as long as Murphy may be on the disabled list. Some more good news was that David Wright, the newly named Mets captain, was throwing, running,
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