NEW YORK (WFAN) – Will Mets third baseman David Wright land on the disabled list?
Well, the Amazins’ still don’t know (or maybe they’re just not saying), but the club announced some encouraging news on Thursday. Or, to phrase it better, the news that they announced wasn’t discouraging.
The five-time All Star jammed the fifth finger of his right hand diving back into first base in Monday night’s win against the Nationals, keeping him off the field for the next two games. New York lost both of those contests, scoring just two runs in the process. An X-ray revealed that Wright had a small fracture, and speculation arose about a potential disabled-list stint.
Mets manager Terry Collins said he could definitely see Wright being in Friday night’s lineup against the Phillies, and today the club announced that the slugger’s hand was re-evaluated by a hand specialist in New York. The specialist told Wright that he can resume baseball activities, and his status for tomorrow’s contest will be reviewed again before the Mets and Phils kick off their three-game set.
Prior to injuring himself, Wright was off to a blazing hot start to the season, going 7-for-12 with a homer and four RBIs in four games.
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