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Daniel Murphy sign deal with Washington Nationals

Free-agent second baseman Daniel Murphy reached agreement on a three-year contract Thursday with the Washington Nationals, according to reports.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available, ESPN reported. The Nationals will give up ...

Free-agent second baseman Daniel Murphy reached agreement on a three-year contract Thursday with the Washington Nationals, according to reports.
Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available, ESPN reported. The Nationals will give up a first-round draft pick (No. 18 overall) in 2016 for Murphy.
The 30-year-old Murphy elevated his status with home runs in a major-league record six consecutive games during the playoffs last fall for the New York Mets and was named National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player.
During the regular season, Murphy batted .281 with 14 home runs and 73 RBIs for the Mets. He has a career .288 batting average with 62 home runs and 402 RBIs.
After the season, Murphy rejected the Mets’ one-year qualifying offer worth $15.8 million and opted for free agency.
Murphy is expected to become the Nationals’ everyday second baseman as Anthony Rendon moves full time to third base and Danny Espinosa assumes a backup role.

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