Trayce Thompson removed from game after five innings with lower back soreness.

Yasiel Puig Trayce Thompson

Trayce Thompson, right, leads the Dodgers in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage in May. (Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Trayce Thompson was removed during the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ game against the Mets on Saturday with lower back soreness.

Thompson pursued a foul ball near the right-field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning, went into a slide, and might have been injured on the play. He did not catch the ball. Yasiel Puig replaced him in the field in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Puig had been given a day off by manager Dave Roberts and was scheduled to return to the starting lineup tomorrow.

Thompson, 25, went 0-for-2 at the plate. He leads the Dodgers in home runs (6), RBIs (14) and slugging percentage (.655) in the month of May.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.