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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Wright decision

By Ian Begley

Terry Collins said he did not consider using the injured David Wright as a pinch-hitter in Monday night's 2-1, 11-inning loss to Florida. The manager turned to Chin-lung Hu to pinch-hit in the ninth and had to use pitcher Jon Niese as a pinch-hitter in the 11th.

"You just don't do that to a guy like that," Collins said.

Wright was technically available to pinch-hit because the Mets hadn't placed him on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his back.

NICK OF TIME: Collins said that call-up Nick Evans could see time at both corner infield positions. He said Justin Turner will start at third base and Daniel Murphy will start at first with Wright and Ike Davis (ankle) sidelined.