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According to ESPN, Juan Lagares is headed to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a Monday morning MRI of his painful right rib cage as the Mets make initial preparations to put the center fielder on the disabled list.
Matt den Dekker, who was due to fly from Philly to Las Vegas on Sunday night, instead has been told to skip the flight and stick around. Den Dekker, demoted before Sunday's game when the Mets added extra arm Dana Eveland, would be re-promoted for Monday's series finale assuming Lagares lands on the DL, which is expected.
Den Dekker normally would have to spend 10 days in the minors after a demotion, but that rule is waived if a major league player simultaneously is placed on the DL.