Mets Insider: Murphy’s in danger of DL stint

By on March 28, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — The Mets are increasingly worried that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will open the season on the disabled list.

“He’s running out of time,” Terry Collins said. “We don’t have a lot of time to get him ready. We certainly have to speed it up a little bit.”

Asked what Murphy was able to do in Port St. Lucie Friday, Collins said, “Didn’t do enough.”

The Mets can backdate a DL stint, making Murphy available six days into the regular season. Sandy Alderson conceded this was a possibility.

“Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple weeks,” the GM said. “For him to come back sooner than roughly Opening Day would be a bit surprising.”

Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno are candidates to serve as short-term replacements if Murphy is not ready.

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The Mets lost to St. Louis, 5-4. Jenrry Mejia allowed a three-run home run. Curtis Granderson and Eric Campbell were the only Mets with multiple hits. … The Mets are now 14-11 in Grapefruit League play. … Jacob deGrom starts against the Nationals in Port St. Lucie on Saturday.

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