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Mets rumors: Mets aren't expected to sign Daniel Murphy to a multi-year deal

The infielder can pursue free agency after the 2015 season.

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The Mets have no plans for a multi-year deal with Daniel Murphy, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. This is Murphy’s third and final year of salary arbitration after earning $5.7 million last season. He's expected to earn about $8 million in 2015, after which he'll become an unrestricted free agent.

Murphy, who was one of the Mets' best hitters in 2014, has been the subject of trade speculation for some time now. Earlier today, Amazin' Avenue's Joseph Sparacio wrote about what the Mets would get in return if they traded Murphy:

Murphy would net someone like Nathan Eovaldi, a fourth starter-type with upside, who is cheap and young. The Mets could also explore trading Murphy for a hard-throwing reliever or a minor league position player with good upside.

Murphy finished 2014 with a .289 batting average, a .332 on-base percentage, and his first All-Star Game appearance. He also smacked nine home runs, knocked in 57 runs, and swiped 13 bases in 18 attempts.

While we wait for Murphy's arbitration outcome, the Mets signed two of their other arbitration-eligible players earlier today, inking Dillon Gee to a $5.3 million deal and settling with Ruben Tejada on a $1.88 million pact. Last week they signed Bobby Parnell to a $3.7 million deal, the same salary he earned in 2014. Parnell missed most of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April.