CHICAGO (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets center fielder Juan Lagares missed Tuesday night’s game against the Cubs because of a slight strain on his upper right side.

New York lost, 6-1, in Noah Syndergaard’s major league debut.

Lagares, who won a Gold Glove last season, has been playing with the injury for about a week, but was held out Tuesday night when it got worse. New York manager Terry Collins says he also might sit out on Wednesday.

Collins says the injury is “somewhere underneath his right armpit, probably caused by the diving catch he made in New York last week.”

Lagares, who had played in all 32 games before Tuesday, had an MRI earlier in the day to rule out anything serious.

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