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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 (elbow) is expected to begin doing light baseball activities in a week or two.
Lagares was shut down in mid-September due to a right elbow sprain, but the injury did not require surgery and he's making steady progress in his rehab. "I feel very good right now," Lagares said Thursday. The 25-year-old was named the 2014 National League Gold Glove Award winner in center field earlier this week. Thu, Nov 6, 2014 01:58:00 PM

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Juan Lagares has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner in center field.

Lagares is still developing with the bat, which can sometimes cost a deserving potential Gold Glove winner. That fortunately proved not to matter, though, as he's elite defensively. Lagares beat out Billy Hamilton and Denard Span for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Juan Lagares (elbow) is done for the season.

Lagares doesn't need surgery for his right elbow sprain, but his rehab for the injury will last into October. The young center fielder batted .281/.321/.382 with four home runs and 13 stolen bases in 116 games this season while playing elite-level defense.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Juan Lagares (elbow) could be out for the rest of the season.

Lagares suffered a sprained right elbow on Tuesday and has been ruled out through the next two series. It's possible he could return for the final series of the season against the Astros, but it wouldn't really make sense for the Mets to push him at that point. Lagares has hit .281/.321/.382 with four homers over 116 games this season while playing Gold Glove-level defense in center field.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 05:31:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Juan Lagares (elbow) will miss at least a few games.

Lagares exited Tuesday's contest with a sprained right elbow. It sounds like he's expected back at some point before the end of the season, but the Mets will be careful. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Juan Lagares revealed Wednesday that he's nursing a sprained right elbow.

It was referred to as a hyperextended elbow by the Mets when he exited Tuesday's game. Lagares said that he needs to consult with the team first before he knows how long he'll be sidelined. More clarity with his situation should be available later Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Juan Lagares left Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a hyperextended right elbow.

It's not clear how Lagares suffered the injury. More should be revealed about his status after the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 08:39:00 PM

Juan Lagares had a perfect night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBI, three runs scored, and two stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

This is what we refer to as "filling up the box score". Lagares has stolen bases in four out of his last five games, as manager Terry Collins has said he wants his center fielder to show off his speed on the base paths on a more frequent basis. Lagares is slashing .282/.321/.389 with four home runs, 44 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Juan Lagares will hit leadoff Thursday against the Braves.

Lagares doesn't fit the profile of an ideal leadoff hitter, but he's swinging the bat well right now and the Mets need a spark. Curtis Granderson is in the No. 2 spot on Thursday.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 including a game-winning two-run home run in the Mets' 3-2 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

Lagares hit the two-run shot off Braves starter Alex Wood in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old has been on fire in recent days, going 7-for-14 with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored in his last four games. The outfielder starts for his defense alone, so any offense he provides is just gravy for the Mets.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 09:56:00 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Lagares hit a two-run triple in the third inning, his third triple of the season. The outfielder has hits in 11 of his last 13 games, going 18-for-48 (.375) with six RBI and six runs scored in that span. He's hitting .285/.321/.390 overall, and given his stellar defense, Lagares should be in the Mets lineup nearly every day for the rest of the season.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Juan Lagares struck out once in three hitless at-bats in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Lagares was hitting .295 when he went on the disabled list back in early June, but he's down to .276 now after hitting .250 with a 25/3 K/BB ratio since returning. The Mets had just two hits on the day, as Madison Bumgarner spun a gem.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Juan Lagares singled twice in four trips to the plate in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Lagares continues to swing the bat well, having hit safely in six of seven starts since being activated from the disabled list. The outfielder is slashing .294/.332/.411 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 196 plate appearances this season.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Mets activated OF Juan Lagares from the 15-day disabled list.

Lagares missed the last three and a half weeks with an intercostal strain. The youngster started in center field and batted sixth versus the Pirates Thursday.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Juan Lagares (intercostal) is expected back Thursday.

Lagares shifted his minor league rehab tour to Double-A Binghamton on Sunday after going 0-for-8 in two games with the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate. The Mets might release outfielder Chris Young to clear a 25-man roster spot for Lagares, who has been on the disabled list since June 2 because of a right intercostal strain.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 10:13:00 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice
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