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Dilson Herrera not close to return for Mets

PITTSBURGH -- Second baseman Dilson Herrera is not returning from the disabled list any time soon.

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Herrera remains wearing a splint on his fractured right middle finger. And while the prospect is running and fielding grounders at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, he remains unable to grip a bat or baseball.

Herrera suffered the fracture to the tip of the finger doing pregame infield drills. He landed on the disabled list May 15.

When Herrera joined the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas on May 1, it allowed the club to use Daniel Murphy at third base in David Wright's absence. Once Herrera suffered the fracture and landed on the DL, the Mets switched Murphy back to second base.