Ruben Tejada plays catch with Daniel Murphy on Friday morning as Mets players warm up for a pre-intrasquad game workout.
Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy, who have been working together on back fields, get a chance to see game action as a double-play tandem for the first time in a couple of years when Terry Collins pairs them on one side of Saturday's intrasquad game.
Tejada recalled that Murphy and he actually played together in the middle infield for about 20 games with Triple-A Buffalo in 2010. That came just before Murphy's season ended with a medial collateral ligament strain in his right knee, courtesy of a slide from Washington Nationals farmhand Leonard Davis.
Murphy still wears a brace on that knee. He injured the MCL in the left knee last season, also while manning second base, on a slide from Atlanta's Jose Constanza. But that injury, although to the same ligament as in the other knee, is considered less severe.