PHILADELPHIA - Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares will travel to New York on Monday for an MRI exam after leaving Sunday's game in the 10th inning with pain in his rib cage.

"When I came here, I felt like normal," Lagares said. "I swung in the cage and didn't feel anything."

That changed late in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Phillies in 11 innings.

After arriving at the park and going through his pregame routine without a problem, Lagares declared himself ready to play. He started in centerfield and was 1-for-5 before feeling pain in his rib cage during his at-bat in the ninth, which ended in a strikeout.

He remained in centerfield until he was double-switched out of the game before the bottom of the 10th.

Lagares had been scratched from the starting lineup just before Saturday's 14-inning Mets win. Though he was used as a pinch hitter, pain in his rib cage prevented him swinging the bat, and manager Terry Collins ordered him to bunt.

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If Lagares winds up on the disabled list, the Mets could quickly recall outfielder Matt den Dekker, who was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas before Sunday's game to make room on the roster for lefthander Dana Eveland. Collins said den Dekker remained in town after his demotion, allowing the Mets to make a move if needed.

After his call-up last Monday, den Dekker played sparingly, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He appeared in three games as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement.

Eveland, 30, was 4-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) in Triple-A. His addition brings the Mets to 13 pitchers, with recently promoted reliever Buddy Carlyle staying on the roster despite throwing three innings on Saturday.