Aug 15, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) after scoring during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Murphy scratched from Mets due to baby

This will probably not be a day that Daniel Murphy ever forgets.

Not only is it Opening Day, but his wife went into labor on the morning of Opening Day, so instead of fielding grounders, Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy will be tending to a newborn, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

The move likely means that Murphy will go on the paternity list. The team has not disclosed their Opening Day lineups yet, but the likely candidate to replace him is Eric Young, Jr.

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