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David Wright and Daniel Murphy will play in an intrasquad game at Tradition Field on Thursday around 11 a.m.

Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell are expected to pitch (ESPN NY, Mar. 4).

Terry Collins has said he plans to get Wright and Murphy in to their first Grapefruit League later this week.

I like the team's approach to Wright and Murphy. The plan, as I understood it, was to let them ease back a bit during the middle of camp, to help minimize the type of oblique injuries that plagued them and others last spring. Remember, these guys have been in camp working since about three weeks ago, if not longer, and there are now three weeks or so until the regular season begins. Today's intrasquad game indicates they're getting ready to ramp up activity, which makes sense. I bet we see both in the starting lineup for the first time on Friday at home.

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