Just a day after manager Terry Collins named Daniel Murphy the Mets third baseman until David Wright returns, an injury has shaken up the infield again. Murphy left last night's game with a tight quad, and the Mets are bringing Danny Muno and Wilfredo Tovar to Arizona to potentially take his place on the roster, should he require a trip to the disabled list.
Muno has played in nine game with the big league club this season, including three starts at third base. He's hit .067/.176/.243. In Triple-A, however, he has hit .269/.347/.386. Tovar has had a couple major league stints before, playing in nine games between 2013 and 2014. In those games, he hit just .167/.250/.167. In Las Vegas this year, he's hit .259/.305/.364. Tovar's strength, however, is his glove. Jeff Pasternostro wrote up Tovar at the end of the 2013 season.
In 215 plate appearances this year, Murphy has hit .283/.335/.414, a line that almost perfectly matches his career line.