The Washington Nationals and Daniel Murphy have agreed to a free agent deal, according to Jim Bowden at ESPN. Murphy and the Nationals have agreed to a three-year contract after Murphy helped lead the New York Mets to the World Series last season.
UPDATE: Joel Sherman at the New York Post reports the contract for Murphy is a 3-year, $37.5M deal.
Murphy was one of the hottest hitters in the postseason after hitting a home run in six straight playoff games and now he will be joining another NL East team. The Mets did not make a major effort to keep Murphy and after the team traded for Neil Walker with the Pirates, it ended any chance that the Mets would bring him back.
Murphy put up solid numbers for the Mets last season, hitting.281 with 38 doubles, 14 homers and 73 RBIs. Murphy was previously drafted by the Mets in 2006 and made his major league debut in 2008 and now he will take over at second base for the Nats. The Mets will get a compensatory pick in the draft after extending Murphy a qualifying offer, which he rejected.