MIAMI -- Despite tweaking his right hamstring in the eighth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Marlins, David Wright declared himself "fine" and expects to play Thursday.
"You go through things during the season, and you either play through it or you can't," Wright said late Wednesday evening, feigning ignorance of the injury when first approached by reporters. "I can play through this, so I'll be in there tomorrow."
Singling and stealing second base with one out in the eighth, Wright grabbed the back of his right leg upon arriving safely at the bag. Manager Terry Collins admitted afterward that Wright has been dealing with some discomfort since last weekend in Washington; Collins gave Wright a routine day off Sunday, which in retrospect may not have been so routine.
But Wright has since manned third base for all 28 innings of the Mets' series in Miami, going 5-for-14 over the three games.
"Like I said, you've got to know what your body can take," Wright said. "I feel like I can take it. It's just something that I'll play through it. It's one or the other. You either need to not play or play, and I feel like I can play through this."
Two of the Mets' four bench players, Justin Turner and Josh Satin, have experience at third base should Wright's injury linger.