Murph gets a break

November, 26, 2010
11/26/10
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There is no cause for alarm with Daniel Murphy being out of Aguilas' lineup in the Dominican Republic since Tuesday, according to the winter-league team's GM, Luichy Sanchez.

"Murphy has tired legs," Sanchez told ESPN's Enrique Rojas. "Aguilas and Mets trainers agree he needs five consecutive days resting. Murphy will be back Tuesday. He doesn't have injuries -- only fatigue -- because he played all of Aguilas' games. He's the most consistent Aguilas player this season in all ways."

Murphy, who very well could end up the Mets' Opening Day second baseman, "will be an important to us next season," according to one member of the Mets' braintrust. He is hitting .320 with four homers and 22 RBIs in 103 at-bats over 28 games games with Aguilas.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 9 54 75
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 81
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .821
WB. Colon 14
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173