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Mets put 2B Murphy on DL with calf strain

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy can't reach a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Photo: Mark J. Terrill

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy can't reach a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have put second baseman Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf and promoted infielder Dilson Herrera from Double-A.

The Mets made the moves Thursday night after a 6-1 loss to Atlanta.

Murphy had a MRI, and additional information was expected to be available on Friday.

''It's frustrating,'' Murphy said. ''It ended up being a little worse than I thought. It's frustrating to the other 24 guys in here. It's always nice to stay off the DL. I have to be smart about it and try to get healthy.''

The 20-year-old Herrera was called up from Double-A Binghamton. He was hitting a combined .319 with 12 home runs and 70 RBIs at Double-A and Single-A.

The Mets acquired Herrera last year in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh. Herrera primarily has played second base.

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