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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
Contract: view contract details

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Juan Lagares will hit leadoff Thursday against the Braves.
Lagares doesn't fit the profile of an ideal leadoff hitter, but he's swinging the bat well right now and the Mets need a spark. Curtis Granderson is in the No. 2 spot on Thursday. Aug 28 - 5:09 PM

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Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 including a game-winning two-run home run in the Mets' 3-2 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

Lagares hit the two-run shot off Braves starter Alex Wood in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old has been on fire in recent days, going 7-for-14 with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored in his last four games. The outfielder starts for his defense alone, so any offense he provides is just gravy for the Mets.
Aug 26 - 9:56 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Lagares hit a two-run triple in the third inning, his third triple of the season. The outfielder has hits in 11 of his last 13 games, going 18-for-48 (.375) with six RBI and six runs scored in that span. He's hitting .285/.321/.390 overall, and given his stellar defense, Lagares should be in the Mets lineup nearly every day for the rest of the season.
Aug 10 - 5:39 PM

Juan Lagares struck out once in three hitless at-bats in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Lagares was hitting .295 when he went on the disabled list back in early June, but he's down to .276 now after hitting .250 with a 25/3 K/BB ratio since returning. The Mets had just two hits on the day, as Madison Bumgarner spun a gem.
Aug 3 - 3:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell