Collins hopeful Nieuwenhuis and Murphy play next week

Terry Collins is hopeful both Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Daniel Murphy can play by the end of next week, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Nieuwenhuis left a game last weekend after bruising his knee – he has not played since and is 1-for-18 this spring.

Murphy strained his intercostal muscle in mid-February – he has not yet played in a Grapefruit League game this spring.