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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Murph remains sidelined with cranky calf

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy's right calf, which forced him to depart Sunday's game at Dodger Stadium in the ninth inning, remained "tighter than usual" on Tuesday. So Murphy joined David Wright (neck) on the bench for Tuesday's series opener against the Atlanta Braves.

Murphy expected to be examined by a doctor pregame, and suggested he would have a better idea of the severity of the injury afterward. He did not know yet if he would require an MRI.

"It feels a little better," Murphy said. "I came in, talked to T.C., and he felt like it was a good opportunity to take another day coming off the day off. We'll see how it feels tomorrow."