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Mets injury update: Daniel Murphy will return soon, so what's next for Dilson Herrera?

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Herrera has impressed with the bat, but All-Star Muphy is ready to return next week.

Mike Ehrmann

Sometimes a dilemma can be a good thing. 20-year-old Dilson Herrera has impressed at the plate in his seven-game stint filling in for Daniel Murphy at second base. However, Murphy is set to return from the disabled list next week. Now the question is, what's next for Herrera?

Herrera is batting .259 and has shown some good pop with a triple and two home runs—including one last night against the Reds—in 30 plate appearances.

"We're all very, very impressed with the offensive side so far," Terry Collins said. He has, however, struggled on defense, making three errors in seven games.

Considering Herrera's youth, some seasoning at Triple-A to start next season may be beneficial, but the offensively challenged Mets could benefit from his production at the plate.

"Anything can happen," Collins said. "If Murph's healthy it's going to be pretty hard to knock Murph out of that spot."

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