Second baseman Daniel Murphy is the Mets nominee for the MLBPA Heart & Hustle Award, the league announced on Tuesday.
Created by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in 2005, the Heart & Hustle Award is voted on by Alumni and active Major League players and is presented annually to an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.
Each year 30 nominees are designated, one to represent each MB team. As the season draws to a close, fans, baseball alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner from the 30 team nominees.
This is the second consecutive year that Murphy was selected as the Mets’ designee. The award went to Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox in 2013.