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Nationals Activate Second Baseman Daniel Murphy From Disabled List

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The Washington Nationals activated second baseman Daniel Murphy from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Murphy, 33, will make his season debut on Tuesday night when the Nationals take on the New York Yankees in the Bronx. He had micro-fracture surgery on his right knee back in October and has been recovering ever since.

The Nationals announced that Murphy is batting fifth and serving as the designated hitter on Tuesday night against the Yankees.

Last season, Murphy hit .322 with 23 home runs and 93 RBIs in 144 games. His return to the Nationals lineup should give the team a major boost. Ever since he came over from the New York Mets prior to the 2016 season, Murphy has been one of the Nationals’ best hitters. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2016 and 2017.

Murphy is in the final year of a three year, $37.5 deal with the Nationals. As long as he stays healthy, he should be in line for another big contract this offseason.

At 36-27, the Nationals are currently tied with the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East.

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Brewers Discussing Trade for Will Smith

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The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants have been in talks regarding a trade that would send left hander Will Smith back the Brewers, according to The Athletic’s Robert Murray.

Per the report, the Giants are interested in second base prospect Mauricio Dubon.

Smith has had a solid season in 2019, pitching to an impressive 2.17 ERA.

No deal is close as of this writing.

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Mets To Place Zack Wheeler On Injured List

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The New York Mets will place right hander Zack Wheeler on the injured list due to shoulder fatigue, according to Newsday’s Tim Healey.

In a corresponding move, the Mets will have left-hander Steven Matz start in place of Wheeler for tomorrow’s game.

Wheeler has been heavily linked in trade rumors, so it is unclear just how much this injury will impact his value on the trade market.

It is unclear just how long Wheeler will be out.

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Mets Shopping Noah Syndergaard

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The New York Mets will likely be big sellers at the deadline and it appears that they are shopping starter Noah Syndergaard.

According to Newsday’s Tim Healey, the Mets have discussed Syndergaard with around six teams, adding that there’s “minimal urgency” on the Mets’ part to trade Syndergaard.

Per the report, the Mets would need to be “wowed” in order to move Syndergaard.

Syndergaard, 26, isn’t having the kind of season he is accustomed to, pitching to the tune of a 4.68 ERA, and is posting other career-low numbers.

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