Nationals’ Daniel Murphy Might Not Be Ready For Opening Day

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Jake Roth, USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals’ second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent successful knee surgery on Friday (10/20), and there’s currently no timetable for his return.

The procedure repaired articular cartilage in Murphy’s right knee, and was performed by orthopedic surgeon Timothy Kremchek.

In part of a statement released by Washington, the team said Murphy “will progress throughout the offseason.”

Murphy, 32, will be entering the final season of a three-year, $37.5 million contract. In his two years in Washington, he’s averaged 45 doubles, 24 homers, and 98.5 RBIs, while hitting .334 overall.