New York Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy left Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies early with left quad discomfort.
After the game, manager Terry Collins said Murphy’s quadriceps issue has existed for a while but did not seem serious.
“I think it's been there for a while,” Collins said. “I think Dan plays through a lot. ...At least he spoke up and didn't try to do too much and didn't try to play through something that could have caused him to go on the DL or something. That's a smart move.”
After spending 25 days in June on the disabled list with the left quadriceps strain, Murphy acknowledged on Wednesday that the injury has not fully healed.
Murphy planned to stay behind as the team traveled to Miami on Wednesday night, and was set to be examined by team doctors on Thursday.
Murphy left Wednesday's game after scoring a run in the third inning of the Mets’ 9–4 win at Citi Field. He finished 1 for 2 with an RBI double and the run scored. Michael Cuddyer replaced him at first base.
Over 107 games, Murphy is batting .282 with 10 home runs and 58 RBIs.
- Mike Fiammetta