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Mets injury update: Daniel Murphy set to begin rehab assignment

The Mets' second baseman will play in an extended spring training game in his first rehab assignment.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Murphy will take the field tomorrow night for an extended spring training game down in Port St. Lucie. He is reportedly on track with his rehab, as GM Sandy Alderson has said that Murphy will probably remain on the disabled list for the 15-day minimum stint. That means he could be back in the Mets' lineup on June 20.

Alderson told reporters that he spoke with Murphy a couple of days ago and that his second baseman "felt good." Murphy is expected to take it easy in his extended spring game since straining his left quad; he should get a few at-bats, but he won’t be doing any running.

With Dilson Herrera being activated for tonight’s game, Terry Collins will have some time to decide how he wants to configure his infield when Murphy returns. In all likelihood, Murphy would probably move to third with Herrera playing second and Ruben Tejada taking a bench role. However, that certainly will depend on how Herrera plays in his return from his broken finger.