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The Dodgers have interest in Daniel Muprhy

Dec 10, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

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Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti mentioned during the Winter Meetings that he was working on a deal to add another infielder capable of playing multiple positions. Ken Gurnick of was told by a league source that the Mets’ Daniel Murphy was their target and that they make may a run at him again sometime in the future.

It’s not clear what the Dodgers would have offered in return, but Colletti acknowledged that the trade unraveled when the other club satisfied its need without trading the player he wanted. If Murphy was indeed the target, that was likely a reference to this week’s trade that brought outfielder Andres Torres and right-hander Ramon Ramirez to New York.

Murphy batted .320/.362/.448 with six home runs, 49 RBI and an .809 OPS over 423 plate appearances this year before suffering a torn MCL in his left knee in early August. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is doing his due diligence by discussing him in different trade scenarios, but the 26-year-old currently projects as the team’s starting second baseman next season.

  1. dodger88 - Dec 10, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Murphy’s a little young for Colletti…………..

  2. cup0pizza - Dec 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Never can have too many light-hitting utility infielders, huh Ned?

    • purnellmeagrejr - Dec 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM

      you don’t know anything abut Murphy, obviously. The guy is an excellent hitter – as far as his infield skills are concerned- he’s an excellent hitter.

    • dodger88 - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:04 PM

      I’ll take young, light hitting with any possible upside over the crap Colletti prefers to sign.

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