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Mets 1B Murphy out with sprained knee

March 31, 2010 at 8:59 PM   |   Comments

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., March 31 (UPI) -- New York Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy will miss two to six weeks because of a right knee sprain, team officials said Wednesday.

Murphy hurt the knee during a rundown in a spring training game Tuesday, and an MRI performed Wednesday confirmed a sprain of his medial collateral ligament.

Murphy was set to open the season as the team's starting first baseman after batting .266 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI in 155 games last season.

Mets General Manager Omar Minaya said Mike Jacobs is the "front-runner" to take over the starting first base job during Murphy's injury.

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