Breaking News: Daniel Murphy Injured

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News is reporting that Danny Murphy was carried off the field tonight during the Buffalo Bisons game. Murphy was apparently injured while turning a double play:

Daniel Murphy carried off. Rolled at 2B on DP on cheap slide by Syracuse’s Leonard Davis. No weight on right leg. – Mike Harrington on Twitter

UPDATE: While Harrington does report on the Bisons, but it turns out he’s not the team’s beat reporter. His blog – and presumably his print work – covers a wide range of baseball topics and it’s quite good. Check it out here.

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  1. spliffy June 3, 2010 at 4:44 am
    I suppose this means we can put an end to the inane suggestions that Murphy take over for Castillo at 2B.

    Though, it does appear that Castillo is going to the DL. Which means Castillo-haters can enjoy the mediocrity of Alex Cora / Ruben Tejada (aka Anderson Hernandez the younger).

  2. anonymous June 3, 2010 at 8:13 am
    I would have some pithy comment to add to the discussion, but intensedebate and wordpress still refuse my userid & password.
    so suck it.
  3. yup June 3, 2010 at 8:15 am
    and yes, its me, Murph
  4. M.AkramSaim12812 June 3, 2010 at 7:26 am
    I suppose this means we can put an end to the inane suggestions that Murphy take over for Castillo at 2B.
  5. John Fitzgerald June 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Looking into it, Murph…
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  7. MikeTomaselli June 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    Tejada is way better than AHern. Hernandez has never put up offensive stats like Tejada. Tejada is younger and has drastically improved his KO totals over the past 3 years. He was a victim of Tony B's aggressive promotion approach and in way over his head every year up until now.
  8. Astromets June 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    what a dirty play if you haven't seen it: he slides into second and then, for no reason but to take out Murphy and cause injury, he rolls into his leg at an angle that Murph can't collapse his legs to avoid serious injury. He could have f***ed Murphy up for life if he rolled into his knee cap like that. He deserves some sort of retribution/punishment for the slide as it extremely dangerous and uncalled for as the throw was already on its way

    Asim, wtf?, this is baseball

  9. Astromets June 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    ahern had one good offensive season in the minors, but not at such a young age against such advanced hitters or anything like what Tejada does with walks and the occasional xbh
  10. Astromets June 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Tejada profiles to be like Castillo was at his best, except better because he will offer some power and potentially a good amount of power. He is 20 at AAA and one of the more consistent hitters in the league who knows what he can do and doesn't try to do more than that. If you like Castillo, for some reason unknown to me, you will love Tejada
  11. isuzudude June 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    is there video of the slide you can view on the internet?
  12. metstoday June 4, 2010 at 4:59 am
    Are we all talking about the same RUBEN Tejada? Because some of these comments suggest we may be talking about MIGUEL Tejada.

    Ruben Tejada's numbers were impressive when he was in his teens. As he's advanced, he looks only average. As Mike T. suggests, he may have been rushed — not unlike F-Mart, by the way. Will he get better as he gets older and repeats AAA? Maybe. But I personally have seen nothing from his raw offensive talent to suggest he'll be anything other than a .250 – .260 hitter with limited, if any, power.

    Where does the Castillo comparison come from? Tejada doesn't have legit MLB SB speed and hasn't shown impressive OBP above rookie ball.

  13. CatchDog June 4, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Tejada is way better than Cora defensively. Mack Aide of Macks Mets recently posted that scouts had called Tejada the best infielder in the International League. And right now, Cora is batting just north of .200, while the 20 year old is hitting .292 in Buffalo.

    I watched the Bisons game against Strasburg yesterday. Ruben got one of the 3 hits off him. If Castillo hits the DL, I’d rather see Tejada than Cora out there any day.