Murph, Tejada get to work Saturday

March, 2, 2012
3/02/12
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Adam Rubin
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.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.296 9 54 74
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 81
RD. Murphy 74
OPSL. Duda .817
WB. Colon 13
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173