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Juan Lagares | Outfielder | #12

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Juan Lagares had surgery Monday to repair a fractured left thumb.
The Mets say that the operation was a success and that he'll have the stitches removed in a couple weeks. They didn't release a timetable for Lagares' return, but it's obviously going to be a while. Jun 19 - 8:41 PM

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Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb fracture.

Lagares fractured the IP joint in his left thumb during Thursday's game against the Nationals. There is no clear timetable for his return at this point. It's probably going to be a while.
Jun 16 - 3:13 PM

Juan Lagares left Thursday's game against the Nationals with a fractured IP joint in his left thumb.

The Mets must be nearing a world record for the most injuries in one week. Lagares had a trainer come and check on him during the fifth inning. He stayed in the game but Curtis Granderson pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat and later replaced him in center field. Lagares tore a ligament in the same thumb last year. Matt Reynolds was scratched from Thursday's game at Triple-A Las Vegas, a clear sign that Lagares is headed for the disabled list.
Jun 15 - 9:21 PM

Juan Lagares went 4-for-5 with a homer Tuesday against the Rangers.

A healthy Lagares, should such a creature still exist, would likely be an acceptable regular center fielder for a major league team, assuming that his injuries haven't cost him too much range. However, the Mets are just giving him occasional starts against lefties right now, and even that modest role will likely be reduced when Yoenis Cespedes comes off the DL.
Jun 6 - 11:41 PM

Juan Lagares went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

Lagares connected for a solo home run off Patrick Corbin in the fourth inning, his first of the season. In 48 at-bats this season, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting just .208/.296/.313. There is no fantasy upside here.
May 17 - 7:19 PM

Juan Lagares went 1-for-4 in a game in which his entire team managed only two hits in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

His sixth-inning single broke up a no-hit bid by Gio Gonzalez. Lagares is serving as a backup outfielder on a Mets team loaded with outfield talent. Today's hit was just his second of the season. He has a .133 batting average in 15 at-bats and is unlikely to have much fantasy value this season.
Apr 22 - 8:51 PM

Mets activated OF Juan Lagares from the 10-day disabled list.

Lagares went 4-for-11 with a double and a triple on a three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie. He should see starts in center field against lefties in New York, but the .259/.298/.366 career hitter probably won't carry any fantasy value. Lagares was out with an oblique strain.
Apr 13 - 3:39 PM

Juan Lagares (oblique) will play in a minor league game on Thursday.

Lagares continues to work his way back from an oblique strain suffered near the end of spring training. He took part in minor league action on Monday with High-A St. Lucie and will be back at it in his rehab assignment on Thursday. He figures to be activated off the 10-day disabled list in the very near future.
Apr 12 - 4:33 PM

Juan Lagares (oblique) went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple and a run scored Monday in his first minor league rehab game with High-A St. Lucie.

Lagares, who is coming back from an oblique strain, also played five innings in center field. He should only need a handful of games before being cleared to join the Mets. He should see some playing time in center field against lefties.
Apr 11 - 9:12 AM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Juan Lagares (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.

Lagares should only need a handful of at-bats before he's ready to join the big club. He'll be a candidate to platoon in center field when healthy.
Apr 5 - 3:46 PM

Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

He's been working out and should be back in a couple weeks. Lagares will see some playing time against lefties once he's healthy.
Apr 2 - 2:01 PM

Juan Lagares (oblique) will begin the season on the disabled list.

Lagares has been working out of late, but his oblique strain will keep him from making the Opening Day roster. He'll stay back in extended spring training to continue his rehab but should be ready to go in a couple weeks.
Mar 31 - 11:54 AM

Juan Lagares (oblique) ran Wednesday and expects to do some hitting on Thursday.

Lagares went down with an oblique injury over the weekend, but he's optimistic that he'll be able to avoid the disabled list. "I think I'll be good to go," Lagares told Anthony DiComo of The next couple of days will be critical.
Mar 29 - 11:36 AM

Juan Lagares (oblique) will try to do some running on Wednesday.

Lagares exited Saturday's game with a left oblique strain, but he said Tuesday that he was encouraged by the MRI results. He still thinks he could be ready for Opening Day, but players often state a more optimistic view of these sort of things than the team and their training staff. There should be more clarity soon.
Mar 29 - 9:24 AM

Juan Lagares (oblique) said Tuesday that an MRI showed only inflammation.

The Mets have yet to announce anything, but it sounds like the injury could have been much worse. Still, the calendar is working against him at this point, so a DL stint remains the most likely scenario.
Mar 28 - 11:42 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3Matt Reynolds
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Curtis Granderson
3Brandon Nimmo
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S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Tommy Milone
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Hansel Robles
9Erik Goeddel
10Tyler Pill