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David Wright (pinkie) cleared to play

Updated: April 12, 2012, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Mets say David Wright has been cleared to play by a hand specialist who examined the third baseman's broken right pinkie.

Wright sat out games on Tuesday and Wednesday after learning he broke his finger diving back to a base Monday night.

He was examined by a hand specialist for the second straight day Thursday. The Mets said in a statement the team's No. 3 hitter was cleared to resume baseball activities "as tolerated."

Wright's status for the opener of a series ...

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