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Daniel Murphy made his big-league debut August 2, 2008.

He entered the league as a corner infielder. He later moved to the outfield, failed and was asked to learn second base in 2011.

"Quite frankly, I had my doubts," David Wright said about Murphy playing second base (, July 15). "I saw him fumble a lot of double-play balls. I saw him fumble a lot of routine second-base-type stuff. But to see the work that he put in every day made me more and more comfortable with him as a second baseman. This guy was out there for almost a painful amount of time trying to get better."

It took six years and more than 2,800 plate appearances, but, tonight, Murphy will finally represent the Mets during MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota.

"I'm soaking it in," Murphy said (, July 15). "I'm really trying to take a step back and relax, enjoy it as much as I can."

Murphy is a tireless worker, adjusting and taking instruction from management every step of his career >> Read more at

Murphy says his teammates are all feeding off one another, and good times may continue in 2014 >> Read more in the New York Post.

If the Mets continue to play well after the All-Star break, it seems far more likely Sandy Alderson would keep Murphy rather than trade him >> Read more in the Daily News.

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