When Murphy does return to the big leagues, he should man third until David Wright comes off the DL, making second base a potential timeshare between Ruben Tejada and Dilson Herrera. Murphy was by far the Mets' hottest hitter prior to his injury, batting .346 with an .883 OPS in his last 37 games.
Manager Terry Collins said he expects Murphy to appear in approximately three Minor League rehab games before returning to the Mets.
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