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Terry Collins told reporters Daniel Murphy could appear in a Grapefruit League game tomorrow.

Murphy is on tomorrow's travel roster for their game against the Nationals in Viera.

"That signals he would be ready for the season," Adam Rubin of ESPN New York explains.

9:04 pm: Collins said he expects Murphy to take three at-bats tomorrow and play the field - Murphy should play in the final three Grapefruit League games (Baron,

Murphy strained his intercostal muscle in mid-February and has not played in a Grapefruit League game yet this spring.

If that's the case, it means Murphy is ready to go. I would've thought they would have kept him out of Grapefruit League play altogether, just in case he suffered a relapse. That way, the Mets could backdate Murphy's stint on the disabled list by ten days, minimizing the time he needed to spend on the disabled list during the regular season. But, in watching Murphy during workouts this afternoon, he appears fine -- he's moving normally, he's able to pivot and turn the double play as well as cover the bag the double play.

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