|Jan. 6 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)2:32 PM CT-Murphy's three-year contract with the Washington Nationals will cost the team only $8 million in 2016. Washington announced Wednesday that it added Murphy, nearly two weeks after the player and team reached agreement, pending a physical.
Analysis: The $37.5 million deal calls for a $12 million salary in 2017 and $17.5 million in 2018, including $5.5 million deferred without interest. Washington owes $2.5 million of the deferred money on Jan. 15, 2019, and the rest on Jan. 15, 2020. The 30-year-old Murphy starred in October when he homered in a record six consecutive postseason games and was voted the MVP of the NL Championship Series.
|Dec. 24 5:09 PM PT6:09 PM MT7:09 PM CT8:09 PM ET20:09 ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST8:39 PM VEN5:09 UAE (+1)7:09 PM CT-Murphy and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Mets superstar starred in October when he homered in a record six straight postseason games and was voted the MVP in the Mets' National League Championship Series victory over the Chicago Cubs. But he made key errors in the fourth and fifth games of New York's five-game World Series loss to the Kansas City Royals.
|Nov. 6 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)2:56 PM CT-Murphy has been given a $15.8 million qualifying offer by the New York Mets. New York announced its decision Friday, five days after it lost the World Series to the Kansas City Royals.
Analysis: The 30-year-old homered in a record six straight postseason games but then slumped in the Series, hitting .150 (3 for 20) and making key errors in Games 4 and 5. He batted .281 during the regular season with 73 RBIs and a career-best 14 homers.
|Oct. 22 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET0:10 ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST11:40 PM VEN8:10 UAE11:10 PM CT-Murphy slammed his way into baseball's postseason record book with a two-run shot in the eighth inning Wednesday night against the Cubs - the sixth straight game the Mets second baseman has gone deep.
Analysis: Carlos Beltran was the only other player to have homered in five straight games. The NL Championship Series MVP now has seven for the postseason and has hit them off an All-Star rotation of starting pitchers - Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke of the Dodgers; Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta of the Cubs.
|Sep. 27 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Murphy had two hits in a 10-2 win over Cincinnati on Saturday that clinched the NL East title for the New York Mets.
Analysis: Murphy is 12 for 25 (.480) with seven extra-base hits in his last six games. He's batting .389 with 12 extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in his past 13.
|Sep. 25 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Murphy had three hits, including a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning, in a 6-4 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Analysis: Murphy, now batting .282, has a .370 average, 10 extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in his last 11 games.
|Sep. 22 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Murphy was 2 for 4 with two RBIs Monday against the Braves.
Analysis: Murphy is 11 for 33 with eight RBIs in his last eight games.
|Aug. 28 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Murphy hit a tiebreaking two-run double and finished with three hits in a 9-5 win in 13 innings against Philadelphia on Thursday.
Analysis: Murphy is batting .378 (14 for 37) with six doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs in his last eight games.
|Aug. 27 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Murphy continued his RBI binge by driving in two runs in a 9-4 win against Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Murphy has 11 of his 54 RBIs in his last seven games. He's also batting .355 with five doubles and two homers in that stretch.
|Aug. 25 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Murphy was 3 for 6 with his 10th home run Monday at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Murphy has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games, batting .368 with 16 RBIs in that span.
|Aug. 24 1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-Murphy had two hits and drove in a run in a 5-1 win over Colorado on Sunday.
Analysis: Murphy is batting .355 with eight doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs in his last 14 games.
|Aug. 20 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET19:49 GMT3:49 12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST3:19 PM VEN23:49 UAE2:49 PM CT-Murphy was 2 for 4 with his ninth homer Wednesday at Baltimore.
Analysis: Murphy is hitting .361 with 11 RBIs in his last 14 contests.
|Aug. 19 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Murphy had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs in a 5-3 win in Baltimore on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Murphy, now batting .280, is 20 for 57 (.351) with seven doubles and two homers in his last 13 games.
|Aug. 11 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Murphy extended his hitting streak to seven games with a two-run single on Monday against the Rockies.
Analysis: Murphy is hitting .414 during his streak with two homers, three doubles and six RBIs.
|July 7 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET0:55 ET4:55 GMT12:55 9:55 PM MST11:55 PM EST12:25 AM VEN8:55 UAE11:55 PM CT-Murphy was 3 for 4 Sunday against the Dodgers.
Analysis: Murphy is 8 for 25 in six games since returning from a strained quadriceps.
|June 6 11:18 PM PT12:18 AM MT1:18 AM CT2:18 AM ET2:18 ET6:18 GMT14:18 11:18 PM MST1:18 AM EST1:48 AM VEN10:18 UAE1:18 AM CT-The Mets have activated Murphy from the 15-day disabled list, hoping the infielder will bring a much-needed jolt to an offense that has had major difficulties scoring runs.
Analysis: Murphy has been out with a left quadriceps strain since June 5. He will play third base with fellow All-Star David Wright still out with stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal column in his lower back. Manager Terry Collins inserted Murphy into the cleanup spot Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs.
|June 4 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Murphy has left a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning after feeling tightness in his left quadriceps.
Analysis: With third baseman David Wright sidelined indefinitely due to a back injury, Mets manager Terry Collins realigned his infield Thursday night. He moved Murphy from second base to third and shifted Ruben Tejada from third back to a more natural spot at second. Murphy doubled in the first inning and grounded out in the third, but stayed in the dugout for the bottom half of the inning. He was replaced by Eric Campbell. Murphy entered the game hitting .281 with four homers.
|June 2 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Murphy was 4 for 5 Monday with his fourth home run of the season.
Analysis: Murphy's first four-hit performance of the season pushed his batting average from .272 to .286, and he's hitting .452 over his last 11 games.
|May 28 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Murphy excelled at the plate Wednesday.
Analysis: Murphy went 3 for 4 and has 13 hits in his last 25 at-bats in a sizzling seven-game run.
|Mar. 31 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST11:22 PM VEN7:52 UAE (+1)10:52 PM CT-Murphy was in the Mets' lineup Monday.
Analysis: His status was in doubt due to a hamstring strain.
|Mar. 7 7:06 AM PT8:06 AM MT9:06 AM CT10:06 AM ET10:06 ET15:06 GMT23:06 8:06 AM MST10:06 AM EST10:36 AM VEN19:06 UAE9:06 AM CT-Murphy of the New York Mets is listed as day to day after X-rays on his right hand came back negative.
Analysis: The All-Star second baseman was hit on the hand by David Price's fastball in the second inning against Detroit on Friday. Murphy said Saturday he was told his hand is not broken, calling it a "blessing." He adds that his hand is "a little sore," but not as sore as he thought it would be. Murphy says he will not play in either of the split-squad games Saturday and is unlikely to swing a bat until Sunday at the earliest.