Nationals 2B Murphy undergoes knee surgery

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(TSX / STATS) -- Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery to repair damage to the articular cartilage in his right knee, the team announced Friday.

Murphy, 32, will begin the rehab process immediately and will progress throughout the offseason. He never revealed he was dealing with any injury.

Murphy hit .322 with 23 home runs and 93 RBIs in 144 games in 2017, his second season with the Nationals after spending the first part of his career with the New York Mets.

Murphy was healthy enough to appear in all five games in the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, batting .211 (4-for-19) with two RBIs and hitting a home run in the decisive Game 5 loss.

In 2016, Murphy was second in the National League in hitting at .347, with 25 homers and 104 RBIs.

Updated October 20, 2017

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