Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was pulled after the third inning of tonight's game against the Phillies with a left quadriceps injury. The team said that the 2014 All-Star was experiencing "mild discomfort" in his left quadriceps and was pulled only for precautionary reasons. Murphy missed most of June with an injury to the same quad. Michael Cuddyer came off of the bench to relieve Murphy at first base.
Murphy has hit .282/.325/.430 in 446 plate appearances this year with 10 home runs and 58 RBI in 106 games. He went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored in the Mets' win over the Phillies this evening before he was pulled from the game. Murphy has spent time on the disabled list in three of the last five seasons, and he missed the entire 2010 season with a knee injury.
If Murphy misses significant time, the Mets have at least a couple of options at second base in Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores. Murphy has played a good bit of first base, too, but either Johnson or Cuddyer could play there if necessary until Murphy or Lucas Duda is able to play again.