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Could Murphy injury open door for Ike Davis?

New York Mets Daniel Murphy drills on the

New York Mets Daniel Murphy drills on the field during spring training in Port St. Lucie on the morning of February 26, 2009. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

UPDATE: Murphy left the ballpark earlier and had an MRI on his knee. He just returned. Had a brace on the knee.


The sight of Daniel Murphy limping around the Mets’ clubhouse this morning was not a happy one for the Mets. Murphy sprained his right knee yesterday when he twisted it as a baserunner on a rundown play. The Mets initially called it a bruise, but it got worse overnight and he is scheduled to see the team’s doctors today.

Opening Day is Monday. If Murphy can’t make it, does that mean Mike Jacobs will?

Or will the Mets roll the dice and let Ike Davis play first?

The Mets could choose to open the season with Davis and see how he does in the season’s first few weeks. If he does well, Murphy might never get his job back.

At this point, this is just speculation. We’ll see what develops with Murphy’s injury.

Also going on this morning: Fernando Martinez was sent to Triple-A Buffalo, where Omar Minaya said he will mostly play the corners. F-Mart had a super spring, but let’s see him stay healthy for a full season before we consider him a future star again.

Alex Cora was supposed to play today, but he was scratched with a sore right hip.

Jose Reyes is going to play in a minor-league game again today.

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