Daniel Murphy has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending September 1.
In seven games last week, Murphy led the National League with five doubles and tying for first in runs scored (7) and hits (13).
His five doubles last week week gave him 30 for the season, good for 10th in the N.L, while his 158 hits rank fifth.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
His status is going to be up in the air this winter, like it or not. He’s been very good for the last month or so, putting himself back in the mix among mid-tier second baseman (like Chase Utley, Howie Kendrick, etc.). Murphy is arbitration eligible this winter and I wonder if Sandy Alderson looks to move him in a deal for a starting pitcher or a bat, depending on what happens to Matt Harvey. There are teams interested in Murphy, and I expect Alderson to listen as he tries to shuffle his deck for 2014.