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Murphy sets sights on second chance

Mets vet, facing yet another position change, has opportunity to win second-base job

Updated: January 29, 2011, 10:47 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Daniel Murphy again is reinventing himself. This incarnation is aiming higher than simply making the 25-man roster of the New York Mets.

Before hitting indoors at a High Intensity Training Center with Mets minor leaguer Jeff Flagg in their hometown on a rainy Tuesday, Murphy opened up about his aim to emerge as the Mets' starting second baseman in 2011 as well as the "dirty" takeout slide that prematurely ended his season last year.

"I've been talking ...

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