Collins: Re-exam big in Wright DL decision

PITTSBURGH -- Terry Collins expects David Wright will rejoin the Mets on Monday in Atlanta, after the captain's bruised left rotator cuff is re-examined in the morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM79
  • HR6

  • RBI41

  • R35

  • OBP.333

  • AVG.277

The manager suggested the current belief is Wright will avoid the disabled list, although that is far from assured.

"With what they said yesterday, I don't think it's going to happen," Collins said Sunday morning about a potential DL trip. "But he could walk in tomorrow and still have discomfort and they can say, 'Well, you're going to have to rest it longer.' That may lead in a different direction. I'm not planning on that.

"Tomorrow will have a lot to say. If he's not significantly better due to the rest the last couple of days, then I think we need to talk about the possibility of maybe putting him on the DL."

The Mets currently are playing without a bona fide backup infielder. In fact, Eric Young Jr. is the only current candidate to fill in should an infielder need to leave the game. And E.Y. Jr. is starting Sunday in left field.

The Mets are unable to bring Wilmer Flores back to the major league team within 10 days of his demotion, which occurred after Wednesday's series finale against Oakland, unless a player simultaneously is placed on the DL.