Steven Matz allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings in his big league debut Sunday, while going 3-for-3 with four RBI.
Daniel Murphy continued his rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie on Sunday and is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.
Wilmer Flores started at second base on Sunday and will remain there when Murphy returns, Terry Collins said.
The Mets sent Jack Leathersich to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Matz on the roster.
In addition to the Cubs, the Dodgers are interested in trading for Jon Niese, Ken Rosenthal reported.
David Wright has made progress in his return from spinal stenosis, but has yet to transition to baseball activities, Sandy Alderson said.
What's on tap for Monday, June 29The Mets are off on Monday.
They open a three-game series against the Cubs at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
Jon Niese gets the start for the Mets. He'll be opposed by Kyle Hendricks for Chicago.
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