The Mets have placed Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad and called up Danny Muno to take his place on the 25-man roster. Murphy exited Thursday night's game in Arizona in the third inning after pulling up lame while running out a ground ball. Murphy has hit .283/.335/.414 with four home runs and 29 runs batted in for the Mets this season, splitting time between second and third base.
Before the injury last night, Terry Collins had said that Murphy would be the Mets' starting third baseman until David Wright returned, allowing Ruben Tejada to play second base. Now, the Mets will have to rely on a rotation of Eric Campbell, Danny Muno, and potentially Wilfredo Tovar to cover third base in Murphy's absence. Dilson Herrera started a rehab assignment last night with the St. Lucie Mets, so there remains the possibility that Tejada moves back to third base upon the second baseman Herrera's return. This latest injury could put even more pressure on GM Sandy Alderson to make a trade.