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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wright gets pinkie checkup

By Adam Rubin

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."