Outfielder Juan Lagares was hitless in four at-bats, while playing his second rehab game in center field on Saturday with the Gulf Coast League Mets.
Lagares continues to make progress as he works his way back to the Mets and rejoin the team at some point this week.
Batting mostly in the lower half of the lineup, Lagares parlayed a solid start to the season into a part-time leadoff role.
He was hitting .295 with a .339 on-base in 42 games before landing on the disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain.
He is expected to rejoin the Mets at some point next week.
According to Terry Collins, center fielder Juan Lagares will not be activated from the disabled list when he eligible to come off on June 16.
Lagares, who suffered a strained intercostal muscle, has not attempted any running drills while rehabbing at the Mets complex in Port St Lucie and has been limited to some light exercises.
The 25-year old Lagares was second on the team in batting, slugging percentage and OPS at the time he was injured and had assumed the leadoff duties.
The Mets have lost five of six games sine Lagares went on the DL.
Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain, the team announced today. In a corresponding move, Matt den Dekker has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Lagares originally felt discomfort in his side Friday night and after a day off felt pain free in batting practice prior to Sunday’s game against the Phillies and was inserted into the starting lineup.
The 25-year old experienced tightness again while running the bases and was subsequently pulled from the game and sent back to New York for an MRI.
In 42 games this season, Lagares is batting .288 with 11 doubles and 18 RBIs.