David Wright to play today

David Wright

Since David Wright was unable to grip bat or ball on Friday because of his fractured right pinky, he seemed to be headed for a retroactive stint on the disabled list. However, Wright will be in the lineup and batting third today against the Phillies, the team announced via Twitter.

This is of course good news for the Mets, who get back their best hitter, and it's good news for Wright, who can perhaps get back to raking his way to a contract extension.

Wright and the Mets will oppose Vance Worley in this afternoon's tilt.
CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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