Yesterday the New York Mets announced that third baseman David Wright is out indefinitely while dealing with a fractured pinky on his right hand. Wright’s injury, which was sustained during Monday’s contest against the Washington Nationals, will not require surgery. At this point it’s unknown if Wright spend any time on the Mets disabled list.
Wright injured the finger while diving back into first base to avoid a pickoff attempt Monday night. Wright’s right pinky slammed into the bag during his awkward dive back into first.
The injured finger has been placed in a protective splint. While the Mets have said Wright can return to baseball related activities as he can tolerate them, New York won’t know the severity of the injury until the finger is re-evaluated.
Daniel Murphy replaced Wright in the Mets batting order last night, while Ronny Cedeno manned the hot corner. If Wright’s injury requires a trip to the DL, Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that he’d look to use Murphy at third.
Entering 2011, Wright had averaged just over 155 games played from 2005-10. However, Wright was limited to 102 games last season and injuries impacted his performance when he was on the field; the 29-year-old only managed a line of .254/.345/.427.
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