New York Mets third baseman David Wright suffered a broken pinkie during Tuesday's game and there was speculation that Wright would have to make a trip to the disabled list.
Four days later, Wright is in the Mets starting lineup and batting third against the Philadelphia Phillies.
David Wright is in the lineup and hitting third.— New York Mets (@Mets) April 14, 2012
The 29-year-old has enjoyed a scorching start to the 2012 season. In 17 plate appearances Wright is batting .545, with one home run and four RBIs for the 5-2 Mets.
Wright is coming off the worst season of his career, in which he tied a career low in home runs with 14 and hit only .254. His low BABIP of .302 – 39 points below his career average – suggests Wright was the victim of bad luck in 2011.