The Mets' captain and third baseman realized that his manager had his best interest in mind Tuesday, when Collins scratched Wright from the lineup for the opener of the National League East showdown series with the Nationals. The Mets, who also played without first baseman Lucas Duda, beat the Nationals, 2-0.
"Maybe Terry is saving me a trip to the [disabled list]," Wright said after the game.
Reynolds, who was just called up Tuesday, was hitting .238 at Triple-A Las Vegas. He was 3-for-23 with 11 strikeouts over the last six games. He went 0-for-3 in his debut.
The Mets are already playing without catcher Travis d'Arnaud, and general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday they aren't close to having a target date for d'Arnaud's return. d'Arnaud, who went on the disabled list April 26 with soreness in his right shoulder, is home in California working with the therapist and trainer he deals with in the offseason.
Danny Knobler is a contributor to MLB.com based in New York.