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Daniel Murphy's brother drafted, Ruben Tejada reinjured

Daniel Murphy is excited after scoring on David

Daniel Murphy is excited after scoring on David Wright's first inning double. (May 30, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Twins picked Daniel Murphy’s brother Jonathan in the 19th round of baseball’s amateur draft. Unlike his brother, Jonathan Murphy is a righthanded hitter and outfielder. He is a senior at Jacksonville University.

“He does everything on a baseball field better than I do,” said Daniel Murphy, whom the Mets drafted in the 13th round in 2006. “Runs well. Very athletic with a little bit of room to go, to get more strength to his body. He’s got to work on cutting down the strikeouts. I think he’s somebody who will continue to get better with consistent at-bats.”

...Shortstop Ruben Tejada was in New York, getting checked out by the team's doctors after reinjuring his right quad in a rehab game on Tuesday.

Tags: Daniel Murphy , Ruben Tejada

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