With third baseman David Wright sidelined indefinitely due to a back injury, Mets manager Terry Collins realigned his infield Thursday night. He moved Murphy from second base to third and shifted Ruben Tejada from third back to a more natural spot at second.
Murphy doubled in the first inning and grounded out in the third, but stayed in the dugout for the bottom half of the inning. He was replaced by Eric Campbell.
Murphy entered the game hitting .281 with four homers and 29 RBIs.