Mets Issue Statement On Wright

The Mets have issued a statement on David Wright‘s pinkie finger injury:

“The injury to the little finger on David Wright’s right hand has been re-evalauated by a hand specialist in New York, who reiterated that David can return to baseball activity as tolerated. His playing status will be reviewed again tomorrow in Philadelphia prior to the game.

David Wright was fitted for a splint on his broken right pinkie finger before yesterday’s game.

Terry Collins said he wouldn’t be surprised if his third baseman is back in the lineup on Friday in Philadelphia.

“I think David’s gonna be fine,” the Mets manager said. “I would not be at all surprised one bit to write his name in the lineup on Friday; not one bit.”

Good news. Team was flat without him last night.

Original Post 4/11

Last night, x-rays revealed that David Wright has suffered a small fracture in the middle joint of his fifth finger, which could possibly land him on the disabled list.

The Mets will know for certain after Wright is re-evaluated today at the Hospital for Special Surgery who will have his finger fitted with a custom-built splint by a hand specialist.

“It’s always frustrating to miss time,” Wright said. “I feel like it kind of breaks up the momentum that we had. But there’s nothing you can do about it. It happens. It’s not minimal. If it was minimal, I’d like to think I’d be playing.”

Manager Terry Collins said that he would consider sliding Murphy over to his natural position at third base if Wright were to miss any significant time. Ronny Cedeno and Justin Turner could also figure into the equation.

There’s also a chance that middle infielder Jordany Valdespin could be called up from Triple-A Buffalo to play second base if Murphy was moved to third. First baseman Josh Satin and third baseman Zach Lutz would also be possibilities to replace Wright on the roster.

The hope is that Wright can avoid the DL and come back as soon as Friday in Philadelphia. We’ll know more today.

Wright injured his finger while diving back into first base on a pick-off play during Monday night’s game against the Nationals.