NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is feeling good about his health — and the future in Flushing.
Murphy has been day to day since last week, when an MRI revealed a strained muscle on his right side.
“I’m feeling really good actually,” Murphy told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Tuesday. “Today’s one of the best days I’ve felt getting out of bed and coming to the ballpark. So I’m hoping baseball activities can start escalating here pretty soon.”
Murphy had plenty of praise for New York’s top pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, who has garnered tons of buzz already at spring training.
“From the poise I’ve seen, he looks like he can handle it,” Murphy said of Wheeler potentially making the big-league club. “He looks really good. I do think that right now, we have five guys that are a little bit more experienced and ready to go. But I think that when his name is called — if it happens to be spring training or later in the season — he’s definitely gonna be ready.”