NEW YORK — Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes again has soreness in his right quadriceps and was held out of the lineup for Sunday afternoon’s game against Philadelphia.

Cespedes originally suffered the injury on July 8 after chasing Daniel Murphy’s RBI double to deep center field in the Mets’ 3-1 loss to Washington.

He went 1 for 2 with a mammoth home run in the Mets’ 12-1 rout of Philadelphia on Saturday. He walked and scored in the seventh inning but was pinch-hit for in his second at-bat in the inning, as New York sent 11 men to the plate.

He leads the team with a .295 average and is among the National League leaders in home runs (26).

Left-handed pitcher Steven Matz (shoulder) threw a bullpen and is expected to throw another one before coming off the disabled list to start Thursday.

ORIOLES: Baltimore signed right-hander Tommy Hunter, bringing him back for a sixth straight season.

Hunter was 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 21 games for Cleveland this season. He was in the minors rehabbing a recent back injury when the Indians cut him on Thursday.

 Center fielder Adam Jones (hamstring) hasn’t played since an early exit Friday night. “We’ll see what tomorrow brings. He’s getting there. He’s getting there,” Manager Buck Showalter said.

 Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman (right shoulder bursitis) is progressing well and his throwing session was moved up a day to Monday. He can come off the disabled list Sept. 5, but Showalter said it would likely be a few days after that.

ASTROS: Outfielder Colby Rasmus (cyst in right ear) is scheduled to work out Monday and then it will be determined whether he will be activated or needs a rehab assignment.

BLUE JAYS: Catcher Josh Thole is expected to be designated for assignment Monday when the Blue Jays add catcher Dioner Navarro. Thole could return when rosters expand Thursday.

CUBS: Right-handed pitcher John Lackey (right shoulder strain) will throw a bullpen session Monday at home, and Manager Joe Maddon said Lackey is scheduled to throw a second bullpen session during Chicago’s homestand before a decision is made about when he will be activated.

PIRATES: With ace Gerrit Cole out, Manager Clint Hurdle says his rotation plan in Chicago will be Steven Brault on Monday followed by Chad Kuhl and Ryan Vogelsong.

ROCKIES: Right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood (10-8, 3.75), on the disabled list with a mid-back strain since Aug. 16, will have a rehab start Monday for Double-A Hartford at Richmond. Chatwood is expected to go five innings or about 75 pitches.