David Wright is not in the Mets lineup on Monday night against the Marlins because of a stiff neck.

"It bothered me yesterday during the game," Wright said Monday before the game. "Ideally I would have woke up today and it would have gotten better, but it got worse, so you figure hopefully one day and be back in there [Tuesday]. I wouldn't be any good to anybody going out there today, so we'll get checked out and get some treatment on it."

Manager Terry Collins hopes the star third baseman is day-to-day. It's the first game he has missed all season. Wright dealt with a rib issue during the World Baseball Classic and spring training, but was in the Opening Day lineup on April 1 and has played every game since. Justin Turner will get the start at third base in his absence.

Wright said the pain started early in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

"The first or second inning I felt some spasms and it just got progressively worse," he said.