It's almost that time again. Baseball season! Teams around the majors are getting ready for the 2024 campaign and spring training is right around the corner.
Spring training starts for the New York Mets on Feb. 24 against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
They will have a former player in the booth calling a few games during Spring Training. Daniel Murphy returns to the New York Mets but in a different fashion. Murphy will be joining the SNY broadcast booth to call two spring training matchups.
He will be calling the Feb. 27 contest against the Miami Marlins and the Feb. 28 matchup versus the St. Louis Cardinals.
Murphy made his debut with the Mets in 2008 and played seven seasons with the organization. Most of his reps came at second base. He notched an All-Star appearance in 2014 with New York, where he had a .289 batting average with 172 hits, 37 doubles, and 57 RBIs.
The 38-year-old also suited up for the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies during his 12-year career. Murphy finished his career with .296/.341/.455 slash line with 138 home runs and 735 RBIs.
The Florida native now embarks on a new chapter in his life as he taps into broadcasting. It's also nice to see former players still being a part of the game even after they retire. Murphy has a lot of love for the Mets after playing in New York for seven seasons.
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