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Wright gets pinkie checkup

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM4
  • HR1

  • RBI4

  • R1

  • OBP.647

  • AVG.583

David Wright, who fractured his right pinkie diving back into first base on a pickoff throw Monday, is permitted to test the finger and resume baseball when he feels like he is capable, the team announced.

Wright was fitted for a splint Wednesday and examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday.

The Mets open a six-game road trip Friday in Philadelphia. Terry Collins said he expected Wright could return quickly.

The Mets said in a statement: "The injury to the little finger on David Wright's right hand was re-evaluated today 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."