EY, Flores would get 2B look if Murph dealt

December, 9, 2013
12/09/13
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Associated PressSandy Alderson says Eric Young Jr., Wilmer Flores and even potentially Ruben Tejada would get looks at second base if Daniel Murphy is dealt.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson acknowledged Eric Young Jr. would get consideration to play second base if Daniel Murphy is traded. But the GM added that he would like to go into spring training with other candidates as well, assuming that scenario takes place and Murphy is elsewhere.

Alderson mentioned Wilmer Flores as an alternative to Young. The GM also suggested Ruben Tejada could potentially get a part-time role there if the Mets do bring in a candidate who would displace Tejada from being the regular shortstop.

"I think we'd be comfortable if we had a number of candidates we could sort through during spring training," Alderson said.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.288 7 37 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 14
RBID. Wright 50
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .829
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112