Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with a double as the Mets' No. 9 hitter against the Nationals on Friday.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that he's unsure whether Juan Lagares will be on the bench or at Triple-A if he doesn't win a starting job.
Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with inflammation in his knee.
Juan Lagares wrote on his Twitter account that he is on his way back to New York to have his knee checked out.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Juan Lagares and Chris Young will compete for the center field job.
Juan Lagares is unavailable for Thursday's game against the Brewers.
Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with an RBI double versus the Phillies in Sunday's victory.
Juan Lagares went 3-for-5 with two RBI against the Nationals on Saturday.
Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Juan Lagares went 3-for-3 with two RBI in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Marlins in 10 innings on Tuesday.
Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two steals and three runs scored in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI double in Friday's win over the Phillies.
Mets recalled OF Juan Lagares from Triple-A Las Vegas.