Daisuke Matsuzaka has worn just about every hat for the Mets this season, but will return to his most familiar spot on Wednesday.

The veteran right-hander will get the ball against the Cubs at Wrigley Field as a bridge until Dillon Gee [strained lat] returns from the disabled list. Matsuzaka is expected to make at least two starts.

Matsuzaka got thrust back into the starter’s role after Rafael Montero was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday to give the Mets more bullpen depth with Buddy Carlyle’s arrival following a 14-inning game Friday.

Matsuzaka’s only start this season came in the nightcap of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on May 25 when he allowed two runs over six innings at Citi Field and earned the victory.

“He’s saved us in a lot of ways,” manager Terry Collins said before the Mets’ 2-1 loss to the Cubs Tuesday night. “He’s pitched in every role you have asked him to pitch. He’s pitched in the middle, he’s saved a game, he’s set up and he’s started.”

Overall, Matsuzaka is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 17 appearances for the Mets this season.