Mets' Francisco Lindor back in lineup despite slight fracture in right middle finger

Francisco Lindor has actually a slight fracture in the tip of his swollen and bruised right middle finger, but he said on Friday it wasn't a big deal

so much so that he was back in the Mets lineup, playing shortstop and finishing third. Was batting on, after missing just one day.

He said he felt "much better" and passed the throwing test, the baseball activity he was most concerned about.

His changed grip is higher in the middle of his hand, lower than normal on the injured digit.

"It's not very worrying, very worrying," Lindor said of the fracture. "If they're throwing me right now,

I don't think it's something very worrying. As long as I can afford it, I should be there."

Manager Buck Showalter, noting that Lindor lobbied heavily to play against the Dodgers, said:

"This is the one he can play with when he gets to the point of dealing with discomfort."

Lindor injured a finger on Wednesday night when he slammed a hotel door on it.

for that door? Lindor hasn't bothered with it.

"I'm not touching that door," he said. "It could be open. I'll deal with the sun."