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Friday, March 1, 2013
Murph hits off tee

By Adam Rubin

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Daniel Murphy began hitting off a tee today for the first time since suffering a strained intercostal muscle on his right side that had required a cortisone shot in New York.

The Mets have maintained Murphy should be in a Grapefruit League game in roughly a week.

Murphy said Friday's activity went fine.