Mets place infielder Daniel Murphy on DL with quad strain

Friday June 5th, 2015

The New York Mets have placed infielder Daniel Murphy on the disabled list with a left quadriceps strain, the team announced Friday.

Murphy left Thursday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning with a tight quad after he tried to beat out a grounder.

Eric Campbell replaced Murphy at third. The Mets have called up Daniel Muno, who has bounced between Triple A and the majors this season, to take Murphy's place on the roster. 

Murphy is batting .283 with a team-high 29 RBIs this season. 

The injury comes against a backdrop of other recent debilitating Mets injuries. 

Mets star third baseman David Wright, who has not played at all during the 2015 season due to a spinal injury, announced Tuesday he would not have surgery at this time to repair the injury, but did not provide a timetable for his return. 

Second baseman Dilson Herrera and catcher Travis d'Arnaud are beginning minor league rehab assignments to heal fractured fingers. 

Murphy, who has played primarily as a second baseman in the majors, has been playing third base in Wright's absence. 

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