NEW YORK — Manager Terry Collins also said left-hander Steven Matz, who has not pitched since Aug. 14 because of shoulder tightness, may throw a Wednesday bullpen session in New York rather than at the team’s spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Matz could rejoin the rotation for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, the Mets’ home finale. He would be limited to 40-50 pitches.

“He’s not ready to go real far, so we need to make sure we’re not just taking a short in the dark here and starting a guy that we can get only get two innings out of,” Collins said.

Matz would follow Noah Syndergaard, who is lined up to pitch Saturday and Sept. 30 at Philadelphia, which would line him up to start the NL wild-card game on Oct. 5 with normal four days’ rest.

n Slumping outfielder Jay Bruce was held out of the Mets’ starting lineup for the second straight game Monday.

Acquired by the Mets from Cincinnati at the Aug. 1 trade deadline, Bruce is hitting .181 with four homers and 11 RBI in 38 games with New York.

“We just told Jay yesterday, look, we’re going to get you out of here. Just back off for a couple of days, catch your break and get back in there,” manager Collins said..

MARLINS: Left-hander Adam Conley (finger) is going to throw a simulated game on Wednesday and could re-join the team in some capacity before the end of the season. “He’s feeling really good,” Manager Don Mattingly said. “He came into my office and told me he feels totally healthy.”

YANKEES: The team will honor Mark Teixeira in a ceremony before the regular-season finale Oct. 2 against Baltimore.

The 36-year-old first baseman signed an eight-year contract as a free agent in 2009. He announced plans to retire after the season in August.

Teixeira has played 14 seasons and has 406 home runs. Only four switch-hitters in major league history have more.

DIAMONDBACKS: Arizona is parting with senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson, and chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said he and the general manager, Dave Stewart, may also be fired after the season.

Arizona aggressively acquired pitchers Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller in the offseason, but the club is just one game out of last place in the NL West. La Russa called himself “the most responsible person” for the disappointing season.