Mets' Daniel Murphy (hamstring) expected to play on Opening Day
Murphy has been playing in minor league games in spring training as he continues to recover from a hamstring pull, but will take Thursday off.
Murphy, 29, is entering his seventh season with the Mets. Over 143 games last season, he recorded a .289 batting average with nine home runs and 57 RBIs and was the only Mets player to be selected to the 2014 All-Star Game.
After three games against the Nationals in Washington, D.C., the Mets will play a three-game series against the Braves in Atlanta.