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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 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. Jul 2 - 10:43 PM

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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.
Jun 26 - 7:50 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.
Jun 23 - 10:13 AM

Juan Lagares (intercostal) could be activated from the disabled list by the middle of the week.

Lagares is moving his rehab assignment up to Double-A Birmingham Sunday. The outfielder went hitless in two rehab games with the Gulf Coast League Mets, but the important thing is that he's had no setbacks.
Jun 22 - 10:32 AM

Juan Lagares (intercostal) is 0-for-8 over his first two rehab games with the GCL Mets.

The good news is that no setbacks have been reported. Lagares has been sidelined since early June with an intercostal strain, but he appears likely to return next week.
Jun 21 - 2:10 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday that Juan Lagares (intercostal) should play in a rehab game "soon."

Lagares landed on the disabled list in early June with an intercostal strain, but he resumed taking batting practice earlier this week. He could rejoin the Mets at some point next week if all goes well.
Jun 19 - 4:39 PM

Juan Lagares (intercostal) took batting practice Monday for the first time since landing on the DL.

Lagares has been out since June 2 with an intercostal strain. He'll likely need a minor league rehab assignment before returning to the Mets, which means the young center fielder will be on the disabled list at least another 7-10 days. Lagares was batting .295/.337/.429 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 42 games before the injury.
Jun 16 - 11:51 AM

Juan Lagares (intercostal) is still limited in what he's able to do because he's not yet "asymptomatic," Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday.

Not yet asymptomatic is a fancy way of saying Lagares is still feeling the effects of the right intercostal strain that landed him on the disabled list on Monday. The outfielder is currently rehabbing at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Lagares has still got 10 days to recover, but at this point it seems like he'll need more than the original 15 days before returning.
Jun 7 - 9:41 PM

Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

Lagares tried to play through the intercostal injury but simply couldn't. He'll aim to return from the disabled list as soon as his 15 days are up. The young center fielder is batting .288/.331/.423 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 42 games this season for the Mets.
Jun 2 - 1:52 PM

Juan Lagares is back in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Lagares missed Saturday's contest with a right ribcage spasm, but he obviously needed just the one day off. The outfielder is batting .291/.335/.430 this season for the Mets.
Jun 1 - 12:30 PM

Juan Lagares is not in Saturday's lineup against the Phillies due to a right ribcage spasm.

Chris Young is starting in center field in Lagares' place. Lagares went 1-for-7 with a walk in Friday's 14-inning loss to the Phillies and is slashing .291/.335/.430 on the season.
May 31 - 3:00 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Despite a lack of consistent playing time, Lagares has arguably been the Mets' second-most productive hitter behind Daniel Murphy. The outfielder is slashing .294/.338/.441 in 149 plate appearances while playing excellent defense. With Eric Young, Jr. sidelined with an injury, Lagares should get every opportunity to prove himself on a regular basis.
May 27 - 11:09 PM

Juan Lagares went 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Lagares tripled and scored against closer Kenley Jansen to bring the game back within one run in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough. Despite intermittent playing time, Lagares continues to hit, now slashing .315/.355/.486 in 116 plate appearances. His performance merits regular playing time, but manager Terry Collins has been creative with his outfield thus far.
May 21 - 10:16 PM

Juan Lagares (family) is expected back Wednesday.

Lagares flew to the Dominican Republic on Sunday to handle a private family matter. The Mets aren't going to place him on the bereavement list, so they'll be playing a man short on Tuesday night against the Dodgers. Lagares, 25, is batting .302/.345/.462 in 30 games this season and has played fantastic defense in center field.
May 20 - 3:53 PM

Juan Lagares is not in the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

Lagares headed home to the Dominican Republic on Sunday to deal with a family issue. If he's going to be out for a couple of days, the Mets could place him on the bereavement list. Eric Young Jr. is starting in center field Tuesday night against the Dodgers.
May 20 - 3:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell