Update from Collins on Wright, and who plays 3B?

Earlier today on WFAN, Terry Collins said he will likely move Daniel Murphy to third base in the event David Wright ends up on the disabled list. He will turn to either Justin Turner or someone from the minor leagues to slot in at second base.

“I know Dan Murphy can play third base,” Collins told reporters before the game. “He’s a guy who’s learning to play second base and I know he can play third. So if David’s out for an extended period of time, I think in time Dan would be a lot more comfortable playing third than he is probably learning to play second.”


April 11, 5:11 pm: “I’m not a doctor and I don’t mean to step on their toes,” Collins explained. However, he added, “When they finally give us a diagnosis of the whole thing, my gut tells me you will see him out there on Friday.”

Wright was scratched from yesterday’s game with what the team said was a small fracture in the middle joint of his right pinky while diving back to first base during Monday game.