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Murphy prepared to take backseat

Updated: April 21, 2010, 12:24 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Ike Davis' cheerleaders include the player likely to be dislodged from first base by Monday's promotion of the highly regarded prospect.

Daniel Murphy, who had been anointed the Opening Day first baseman until a right knee injury during the final week of spring training forced him to the disabled list, indicated he would readily accept a lower-profile role once his rehab is complete.

"Obviously they thought Ike was the best option. And I think he probably is the best option," Murphy ...

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