The New York Mets prepared a tribute video for Daniel Murphy’s return to New York on Tuesday.
Now the starting second baseman for the Nationals, Murphy spent his first seven MLB seasons with the Mets. He was an All-Star in 2014, and won NLCS MVP during the Mets’ run to the World Series last season.
Murphy was a key cog for the Mets during the 2015 postseason, becoming the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in six consecutive playoff games.
Murphy rejected the Mets’ one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer in the off-season, making him a free agent. He signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Nationals in January.
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Entering Tuesday, Murphy was leading the majors in hitting with a .400 batting average.