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Juan Lagares | Outfielder | #12

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
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Juan Lagares (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list no later than Sunday.
It's possible he could return Saturday, but Lagares is slated to start Sunday against Cubs lefty Jon Lester. The outfielder has missed the last two weeks with a sprained left thumb. Jul 1 - 4:16 PM

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson says Juan Lagares (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Lagares went on the disabled list a couple weeks ago with a sprained left thumb. So far he's recorded three hits in his first two rehab games for Double-A Binghamton. Before the injury, Lagares was hitting .289 with two homers in 90 at-bats. He could see regular playing time with Curtis Granderson still recovering from a strained calf.
Jun 30 - 5:15 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

He's expected to be joined by the newly-signed Jose Reyes, who will move up from Low-A Brooklyn on Tuesday. Lagares has been sidelined since June 14 with a sprained left thumb and still hopes to avoid surgery.
Jun 27 - 5:49 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) has resumed baseball activities at the Mets' spring training complex.

There's no word yet on when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment. Lagares has decided to put off surgery on his sprained left thumb for now, although we'll have to see how he progresses.
Jun 26 - 12:06 PM

Juan Lagares would miss about two months if he opts for surgery on his injured thumb.

The Mets are going to see how he feels in 10 days before making a decision. Lagares was finally sent to the disabled list Thursday after missing seven of the last 11 games. With Lagares on the shelf, Alejandro De Aza will function as the team's fourth outfielder.
Jun 16 - 11:14 PM

Juan Lagares will see how his thumb responds to rest before deciding on surgery.

Lagares tried to play through a painful thumb injury but only lasted a couple weeks before landing on the disabled list. Surgery remains an option but for now the Mets are hoping rest will do the trick. Ty Kelly was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday to take his place on the active roster.
Jun 16 - 8:53 PM

Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb.

Lagares toughed it out for a while but the ligament he tore in his thumb earlier this month is clearing hurting him and now he'll get at least 15 days to rest up. The Mets called up Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas in the corresponding roster move.
Jun 16 - 6:43 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup.

Lagares missed Tuesday's game against the Pirates due to a toothache (though he did pinch-hit in that one). His dental woes are pesky, but more concerning is the torn ligament in his left thumb. That is what is keeping him out of Wednesday's showdown. He initially injured it on June 4 while making a diving catch. Yoenis Cespedes shifts over to center in his place.
Jun 15 - 5:59 PM

Juan Lagares (teeth) is back in the Mets' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates.

Lagares was held out of the lineup Tuesday due to a toothache. It obviously wasn't a big deal. He will start in center field and bat leadoff against Jeff Locke.
Jun 15 - 3:21 PM

Juan Lagares (teeth) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Lagares was held out of the Mets' starting lineup because of a toothache. He's also been bothered all month by a torn ligament in his left thumb. The injuries -- minor and major -- keep stacking up in New York.
Jun 15 - 8:59 AM

Juan Lagares (teeth) is not in the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Lagares was expected to draw the start in left field but a toothache will keep him on the bench. Alejandro De Aza will start in his place and bat leadoff versus Pittsburgh right-hander Jameson Taillon. Lagares has been limited to just 10 at-bats this month while dealing with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Jun 14 - 4:31 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) appeared as a defensive replacement in Friday's victory over the Brewers.

Lagares has opted to play through his torn thumb ligament and was able to take swings on Thursday and Friday without any issues. He is having a nice season at the dish as well, slashing .284/.323/.420 with two homers and six RBI in 94 plate appearances.
Jun 11 - 8:50 AM

Juan Lagares (thumb) could be available off the bench Thursday against the Brewers.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Lagares looked "pretty good" swinging the bat on Thursday and will consider using him as a pinch-hitter. Lagares was recently diagnosed with a torn thumb ligament but plans to play through the injury. He carries a .276 average through 87 at-bats.
Jun 9 - 5:58 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) could be available to pinch-run in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

Lagares suffered a partially-torn ligament in his left thumb while making a diving catch on Saturday. He's still dealing with some swelling, so the Mets aren't going to rush him back into things, but he's going to try to play through the issue.
Jun 7 - 1:40 PM

Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.

But he has not yet been placed on the disabled list and will actually travel to Pittsburgh to meet up with the Mets on Monday night following an examination by team doctors in New York. There is some hope that he can play through the injury, though surgery will become a real possibility if that doesn't work out. Lagares suffered the ligament tear Saturday while making a diving catch at Marlins Park. He'll be rested the next 2-3 days.
Jun 6 - 3:49 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
LF1Brandon Nimmo
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Logan Verrett
9Seth Lugo
10Jenrry Mejia