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Juan Lagares | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Juan Lagares told the Newark Star-Ledger that his pulled right hamstring is "not that bad."
"I feel better now," Lagares said. Lagares received the results of his MRI Wednesday and met with the Mets' trainer to talk about treatment plans. He said he believes the injury is a one-to-two week injury, suggesting that he could be back after the 15 days are up. The Mets, however, are going to be cautious with their center fielder. Apr 16 - 9:12 PM

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Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring.

It's not clear what exactly the MRI on Lagares' hamstring revealed, but obviously it was bad enough that a disabled list stint was needed. How long Lagares will be sidelined is up in the air. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has replaced Lagares on the Mets' roster.
Apr 15 - 8:50 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that a roster move with Juan Lagares (hamstring) won't be made until he returns from an MRI.

He's expected to officially land on the DL soon, as the Mets are already listing Kirk Nieuwenhuis in Tuesday's lineup. Lagares was injured during Monday's game while running to first base.
Apr 15 - 7:44 PM

Juan Lagares (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Mets have yet to make the official announcement, but Kirk Nieuwenhuis will replace him on the active roster. Curtis Granderson (forearm, rib cage, knee) also left Monday's game, but he will avoid the disabled list for now.
Apr 15 - 3:56 PM

Juan Lagares (hamstring) will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Lagares pulled his right hamstring in the seventh inning of Monday's game. The Mets will wait to see how he feels Tuesday before making a roster move, but they are already planning to bring a player to Arizona just in case. Expect him to miss a couple of weeks at the very least. It's a tough break, as Lagares is off to a solid start with the bat and has been playing his usual excellent defense in center field.
Apr 15 - 8:50 AM

Juan Lagares left Monday's game with a pulled right hamstring.

Lagares suffered the injury after reaching on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning. It wouldn't be surprising if a trip to the disabled list is in his future. Chris Young (quad) isn't eligible to be activated until Friday, so the Mets could call up Kirk Nieuwenhuis for a few days. Bobby Abreu is another option, but he'd have to be added to the 40-man roster.
Apr 15 - 12:17 AM

Juan Lagares left Monday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent right hamstring injury.

Lagares reached on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning but was seen grabbing his hamstring as he crossed the base. We'll have to see what the Mets say after the game, but it's an injury that more often than not results in a trip to the disabled list. Lagares is off to a .314/.345/.471 start at the plate for the Mets.
Apr 14 - 11:56 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Mets' loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Lagares was the only Mets hitter to have a multi-hit game, as he picked up two of the team's six hits in the contest. The center fielder was in danger of losing his roster spot near the end of camp, but he's now batting .319 and has been one of the team's best regulars through two weeks of play. He's giving the team plenty of reasons to continue starting him going forward.
Apr 13 - 6:59 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and a run scored against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Lagares fought tooth-and-nail for a spot on the Mets' roster during the spring and he has reward the Mets with back-to-back multi-hit games to start the regular season. Lagares is a defensive wizard in center field, so anything he can provide offensively is a huge bonus for the Mets. For fantasy purposes, however, his first two games are not representative of his true talent level.
Apr 2 - 10:47 PM

Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.

Lagares is in a fight to earn a starting job on Opening Day -- there was even some chatter the might be left off the 25-man roster entirely -- and he made a statement with three hits, including a triple, in four at-bats Wednesday. It brings the center fielder's spring average to .302 (16-for-53) with days left before the season begins. Lagares' decent Grapefruit League numbers paired with the fact that he's one of the game's premier defensive outfielders should garner him the starting nod next week.
Mar 26 - 9:27 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 and stole his first base Saturday as the Mets edged the Tigers 3-2.

Lagares got to hit second behind Eric Young Jr., and he had the better day of the two, as Young settled for a bunt single in his three at-bats. The Mets don't believe Lagares is ready to be a leadoff man, but his glove should more than make up for Young's possibly OBP advantage. After all, Young, for all of his speed, had just a .310 OBP last year.
Mar 8 - 5:52 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with a double as the Mets' No. 9 hitter against the Nationals on Friday.

Ideally, Lagares would show enough improvement this year to emerge as the Mets' leadoff hitter. However, it doesn't look like the team has much intention of giving him a try there this spring. If Lagares manages to outplay Eric Young Jr. and hold on to his starting job, then he'll probably bat seventh or eighth, with Chris Young potentially leading off.
Feb 28 - 4:42 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that he's unsure whether Juan Lagares will be on the bench or at Triple-A if he doesn't win a starting job.

At the moment, it looks like Collins is leaning towards having Chris Young in center field, Curtis Granderson in right and Eric Young Jr. in left. That hurts the club's defense, but Collins appears to prefer Young Jr. for the leadoff spot. Newsday's Marc Carig thinks Lagares will begin the year at Triple-A if he's not a starter at the big league level.
Feb 14 - 12:06 PM

Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with inflammation in his knee.

Lagares had the knee checked out in New York, but it's obviously not a major concern. He might have to ease up on his workouts for a couple weeks, but it won't affect his availability for the start of spring training.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Juan Lagares wrote on his Twitter account that he is on his way back to New York to have his knee checked out.

Lagares wrote a follow-up tweet which said that "everything is good my people," so it doesn't appear to be a major concern, but it's something to keep an eye on. The 24-year-old batted .242/.281/.352 over 421 plate appearances this past season and his defensive prowess should give him the leg up on the starting center field job in 2014, if healthy.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2Josh Satin
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Andrew Brown
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jenrry Mejia
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kyle Farnsworth
2Jose Valverde
3Scott Rice
4Gonzalez Germen
5Jeurys Familia
6Carlos Torres
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell