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Monday, August 27, 2012

Mets Short Notes: Hairston Claimed, Murphy's Shoulder

Mets Short Notes:

Scott Hairston has been claimed via the waiver process, Jon Heyman reports.

ESPNNewYork.com reported Sunday that Hairston and Andres Torres had been placed on waivers. Hairston being claimed was expected. 

The claim does not necessarily mean Hairston will be traded. It means the Mets can only trade Hairston to that undisclosed team.

In fact, Ken Rosenthal reported an unidentified team did put in a claim for Hairston with no intention to trade for him -- just to block a team with a better record from having the right to trade for him.

An MRI of Daniel Murphy's right shoulder revealed no issue and the second baseman has been cleared to continue playing, the team announced.

The team is calling the injury rotator cuff tightness.

Murphy injured himself on an eighth-inning swing and left Sunday's game. While Murphy downplayed the issue as a spasm and tightness, Terry Collins said Murphy felt a pop and the team initially labeled it a strain in the back of the shoulder.

Initially concerned about a potential DL trip for Murphy, the Mets delayed Jordany Valdespin departing New York for Triple-A Buffalo.

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