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Juan Lagares | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Juan Lagares went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Pirates.
The double was Lagares' 14th on the season. The defensive whiz is hitting just .261/.289/.356 with four home runs, 39 runs scored and seven steals over 376 at-bats. His fantasy value is more or less nonexistent at this point. Aug 14 - 11:29 PM

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Juan Lagares went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Lagares gave the Mets plenty of breathing room as his two-run double in the eighth inning doubled his team's lead to 4-0. It's his first multi-hit game since July 20. He has turned in a subpar offensive year, batting .257/.286/.344 with three home runs and 30 RBI. With a revamped outfield, Lagares has mostly been used as a late-game defensive replacement so his fantasy value is microscopic.
Aug 11 - 10:07 PM

Juan Lagares hit a two-run triple in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

With two runners on in the eighth inning, Lagares hit his fifth triple of the season to break the game open. Lagares came around to score one batter later. Lagares finished 1-for-4 in the game and is hitting just .253/.281/.337 on the year.
Aug 4 - 10:31 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that if the Mets and Brewers are able to work out a deal for Carlos Gomez, Juan Lagares is expected to head to the Brewers.

Lagares would seemingly be squeezed out of the Mets lineup in such a deal, and the defensive wizard would have an opening to play everyday in center field in Milwaukee. Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores have also been mentioned as possibilities to be included in such a deal.
Jul 29 - 8:47 PM

Juan Lagares (calf) returned to the Mets lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 in a loss to the Cardinals.

The positive news is that he was able to play all nine innings in center field and looks to be fully recovered from the tightness in his left calf that sidelined him before the All-Star break. While he's a wizard defensively, Lagares has really struggled at the dish this season, slashing a mere .254/.281/.335.
Jul 18 - 8:22 AM

Juan Lagares said Sunday that his calf is fine and that he wouldn't require a trip to the disabled list.

Lagares was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with tightness in his left calf, but it appears to be a very minor issue. With the extra rest that the All-Star break provides, he should be ready to go on Friday.
Jul 12 - 6:32 PM

Juan Lagares exited Sunday's game versus the Diamondbacks with left calf tightness.

It's unclear at this point if it might be more than a day-to-day situation for Lagares. With the All-Star break coming, he could be fine by next weekend.
Jul 12 - 3:54 PM

Juan Lagares is not in the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field in Lagares' place.
Jul 7 - 6:53 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Thursday that Juan Lagares is playing through a ligament tear in his elbow.

Lagares suffered a ligament strain last September, but didn't require surgery. His throws haven't had nearly the same velocity behind them this season and Collins said Thursday that he'll just have to manage it to continue playing. "Well, there's only a couple of things you can do," said Collins. "One would be to have Tommy John and the other would be to rest it and just be careful. They said Carlos Gomez has exactly the same type of thing. If you take care of it, he's a position player, so he can play with this." Asked about Collins' comments, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that such a procedure is not a consideration and that Lagares is merely dealing with soreness in the elbow. We might have to wait until after the season to get more clarity on this situation, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
Jun 18 - 5:47 PM

Juan Lagares went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run, helping the Mets edge the Braves in a slugfest on Sunday.

Lagares smashed a three-run home run in the sixth inning off of Luis Avilan, providing the Mets their final three runs. It proved to be the deciding factor in a two-run victory. The power is certainly not typical of the light-hitting outfielder, as he's currently batting .278/.306/.368 with three home runs and 19 RBI.
Jun 14 - 4:15 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 and homered for the Mets' lone run Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

The homer was just Lagares's sixth extra-base hit in 206 at-bats this season. Last year, he had 31 in 416 at-bats. Most likely, his elbow and pectoral injuries have led to the power outage. The Mets have no choice but to keep playing him, but he's not all that much of a fantasy outfielder right now.
Jun 7 - 1:48 AM

Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

Lagares was a late scratch from Sunday's game with lingering soreness in his elbow and pectoral. They're minor ailments. Lucas Duda is also back in the Mets' lineup.
May 25 - 10:18 AM

Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's still dealing with elbow and pectoral soreness. It's not clear at this point whether the Mets might consider putting Lagares on the disabled list, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. Darrell Ceciliani took his spot in center field Sunday.
May 24 - 11:14 AM

Juan Lagares is still dealing with soreness in his right pectoral and right elbow.

Lagares' elbow issue dates back to last season and his pectoral soreness caused him to miss three games earlier this month. He's in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the discomfort.
May 24 - 10:57 AM

Juan Lagares (shoulder) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday in his return to action.

Lagares missed three straight games with a slight muscle strain near his right armpit. He has just two hits in his last 29 at-bats and has seen his batting line dip to .267/.292/.328 on the year. He's not stealing bases, so there's little appeal here in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 15 - 9:46 PM

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