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Juan Lagares | Outfielder | #12

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
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Mets transferred OF Juan Lagares from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Lagares is expected to miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed earlier this month with a torn plantar plate in his left foot. This is a paperwork move to clear out a 40-man roster spot. May 30 - 5:30 PM

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Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled list with a hyperextended left big toe and torn plantar plate.

Lagares needs surgery to repair the plantar plate and is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season. It's a blow to the Mets' outfield depth, especially with Yoenis Cespedes (hip) also currently sidelined. Brandon Nimmo should receive more playing time moving forward.
May 18 - 3:33 PM

Juan Lagares suffered a sprain of his big toe against the Reds on Wednesday.

Lagares underwent X-rays, and they came back negative. He suffered the injury when he banged into the wall during the victory over the Reds in the ninth inning. For now, he should be considered day-to-day, but it appears there's no structural damage so he shouldn't miss too much -- if any -- time.
May 16 - 5:10 PM

Juan Lagares went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBI in the rout of the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Playing mostly against lefties, Lagares is hitting .357 in 56 at-bats, though that's come with just two extra-base hits and three walks. He's still an excellent defender in spite of his injuries through the years, and he wouldn't be a bad regular if needed, though he'd probably struggle to stay healthy.
May 15 - 11:45 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with a walk against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Lagares is 10-for-26 in limited action. Unfortunately, it's not likely to earn him any more playing time; the Mets have four outfield options they prefer against righties. At least starting only against lefties should help keep Lagares healthy.
Apr 17 - 10:32 PM

Juan Lagares picked up three hits in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Lagares is an MLB player because of his glove, but he had a nice offensive display on Sunday against the Cardinals. He's not going to do this often enough for you to justify putting him on the fantasy radar.
Apr 1 - 5:00 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have "received recent phone calls" about Juan Lagares and "haven’t ruled out the idea of trading him."

Michael Conforto is well ahead of schedule in his recovery from September shoulder surgery and Brandon Nimmo is having a big spring, so the Mets are considering moving Lagares if they can get something decent in return. The 28-year-old is an excellent defensive outfielder, but he holds a weak .257/.297/.366 career batting line at the major league level. Puma hears that "at least one American League club has maintained interest."
Mar 13 - 4:16 PM

Juan Lagares returned to action Friday and grounded out in his only at-bat.

Lagares played three innings in center field today in his spring debut. He had been out with a left hamstring strain.
Mar 2 - 3:49 PM

Juan Lagares (hamstring) is planning to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

Lagares has been sidelined for the past week because of a minor left hamstring strain. He should be ready for the start of the regular season and will get everyday starts in center field while Michael Conforto recovers from shoulder surgery.
Mar 1 - 11:53 AM

Juan Lagares is considered day-to-day with a strained left hamstring.

Lagares is still working out, but the Mets will hold him out of game action until his leg feels better. He's slated for regular starts in center field to open the season while Michael Conforto (shoulder) is sidelined.
Feb 25 - 9:55 AM

Juan Lagares remains out of the Mets' lineup for a second straight day on Saturday due to tightness in his left leg.

It sounds like nothing more than the regular soreness associated with spring training. He will work out on Saturday, just not participate in Grapefruit League play. Lagares is expected to function as the club's regular center fielder until Michael Conforto returns in early May.
Feb 24 - 9:30 AM

MLB.com's Anthony DiComo believes notes that the Mets view Juan Lagares as their everyday center fielder until Michael Conforto (shoulder) returns.

Lagares has been mentioned as a potential trade target, but DiComo doesn't see that happening, calling the Mets "bullish" on the 28-year-old. He's capable of getting to anything in the outfield, but his career OPS of .663 helps illustrate how ineffective he has been with the bat. New York also has Brandon Nimmo as an option, and while he provides much more value offensively, he's not near the defender Lagares is. Conforto isn't expected back until the beginning of May at the earliest.
Feb 14 - 7:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets are "getting calls" on Juan Lagares.

Lagares is a defensive wizard but is a career .257/.297/.366 hitter and is owed $15.5 million over the next two seasons. A team acquiring him probably wouldn't be looking to use him as a full-time player. Lagares will turn 29 in March.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Juan Lagares went 3-for-3 and scored a run in the first game of Monday's doubleheader versus the Braves.

Unfortunately for the Mets, Lagares had half of their hits and half of their runs scored. The slick-fielding center fielder has picked up seven base knocks over his last three games.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 09:19:00 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the Mets' lineup on Friday.

Lagares missed several games after injuring his thumb on a diving catch, but appears to be over it now. He also swiped his seventh base of the season in the contest.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Dominic Smith
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brandon Nimmo
3Jose Bautista
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kevin Kaczmarski
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Robert Gsellman
5Jerry Blevins
6Tim Peterson
7Chris Beck
8Drew Smith