Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy Scratched from Thursday's Lineup

By Matt Johnson on Thursday, April 20th 2017
Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy Scratched from Thursday's Lineup

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker sensed something was wrong in Wednesday's game when he watched second baseman Daniel Murphy's swing. He was right and on Thursday, Baker announced Murphy would be scratched from the lineup with tightness in his right leg.

Murphy, who owns a .344/.375/.557 slash line to start the season, isn't expected to be out for long. Baker seemed optimistic when he talked to reporters that Murphy could return to the lineup on Friday, though for now fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day.

Grant Green, who was slated to play shortstop, will move over to second base for this game. Meanwhile, Wilmer Difo jumps back into the lineup and will play shortstop. Neither are on the DFS radar today.

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