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Daniel Murphy back to New York
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A few quick notes from the first full-squad workouts here on Monday:
-- Second baseman Daniel Murphy is headed back to New York to be examined after complaining of an issue in his ribs (intercostal). General manager Sandy Alderson said Murphy is expected to miss a week and may have a cortisone shot.
-- As expected, Alderson confirmed that the Mets have refused to grant permission to Johan Santana, who wanted to pitch for Venezulela in the World Baseball Classic. Alderson said the Mets are concerned about Santana going through an accelerated throwing program.