PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has a strained muscle on his right side and is day to day after receiving a cortisone shot in New York.

Murphy was back in camp on Wednesday morning and said he didn’t have a timetable for his return to regular workouts. He planned only a bike workout on Wednesday.

The Mets had a series of similar injuries last spring training, with David Wright and Scott Hairston missing a large chunk of time. But Murphy said he isn’t concerned about how long he could be out.

“The only thing I’m trying to think right now is I’d rather miss spring training time than miss time in the season,” he said.

Murphy batted .291 with six home runs and 65 RBIs for the Amazin’s in 2012.

The Mets certainly can’t afford to lose any offense to injury. Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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