Daniel Murphy’s Long Island Ducks contract has been bought out by the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Monday afternoon.

The former Mets star, who retired this offseason and signed with the Ducks, will now report to the Angels’ Triple-A League Salt Lake Bees.

“Daniel made the most of his time with the Ducks,” Ducks president/general manager Michael Pfaff said in a statement“We want to thank him for his hard work for Flock, congratulate him on this exciting opportunity and wish him the best of luck with the Angels.”

In 37 games with Long Island, Murphy leads his team in hits (47), batting average (.331) and on-base percentage (.410). He also had two homers, 19 RBIs and 20 runs.

Watch Murphy hit the field earlier this season in the tweet below.

Murphy, 38, will join his fifth MLB team since being drafted by the Mets in 2006.

He is best known for his time with the Mets, especially his record-breaking playoff performance in 2015. He led the Mets to their fifth World Series and was named the National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player. After homering in all four games in the NLCS, he was nearly unstoppable, culminating in a big win over the Chicago Cubs.

Above: Infielder Daniel Murphy (#28) plays a home game for the Long Island Ducks at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, New York (Photo credit: Michael White)

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