Mets manager Terry Collins says he expects Lagares back in the lineup Friday when the team hosts Milwaukee.
Lagares originally was expected to play Thursday, but Collins says it made more sense to give him another day because of the early start.
Collins says ''how much better can it be in nine hours? Where if you give him 30 hours, there might be a significant improvement.''
Leathersich had a brief stint with the Mets this season and pitched a scoreless inning over two games.