• Collins said it's possible that third baseman David Wright could serve as the designated hitter in a Minor League game early next week as he rehabs his strained right hamstring. Wright left for the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday, but the Mets' Class A affiliate there has its final game of the season on Monday.
"We're hoping that this weekend he thinks he's good enough to DH on Monday maybe, but that would be lucky," Collins said.
• According to Collins, shortstop Ruben Tejada is "going to play quite a bit," when he returns to the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas. Tejada, who last played for the Mets on May 29, will return after rosters expand on Sunday, but Collins didn't say exactly when that will happen.
• Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed that right-hander Ross Ohlendorf will start Sunday's series finale against the Mets.
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