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Rumors are flying about a trade involving Daniel Murphy, but it appears they may have hit a dead end. A Mets official told ESPNNY’s Adam Rubin Tuesday that “some players are more valuable to us than other clubs,” in reference to Murphy, so it appears he’ll likely stick around.
While it may seem strange for the Mets to trade away the versatile Murphy, who’s under team control for a few more years, it appeared Monday that New York could trade him for the right price.
The Tigers, Blue Jays, and Padres all called to inquire into Murphy’s services, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
Sherman said that the Mets may be interested in Detroit’s Andy Dirks as the team’s center fielder, instead of Angel Pagan. But for now, Murphy and Pagan will be sticking around.
Playing first base, second base, and third base last season, Murphy hit .320 with 6 HRs and 49 RBI in 109 games before he was sidelined with an MCL injury. He played 155 games for the Mets in 2009, but did not play in the majors in 2010.
Murphy will likely man second base for the team in 2012.