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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 (elbow) could be out for the rest of the season.
Lagares suffered a sprained right elbow on Tuesday and has been ruled out through the next two series. It's possible he could return for the final series of the season against the Astros, but it wouldn't really make sense for the Mets to push him at that point. Lagares has hit .281/.321/.382 with four homers over 116 games this season while playing Gold Glove-level defense in center field. Sep 19 - 5:31 PM

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Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Juan Lagares (elbow) will miss at least a few games.

Lagares exited Tuesday's contest with a sprained right elbow. It sounds like he's expected back at some point before the end of the season, but the Mets will be careful. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:59 PM

Juan Lagares revealed Wednesday that he's nursing a sprained right elbow.

It was referred to as a hyperextended elbow by the Mets when he exited Tuesday's game. Lagares said that he needs to consult with the team first before he knows how long he'll be sidelined. More clarity with his situation should be available later Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:34 PM

Juan Lagares left Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a hyperextended right elbow.

It's not clear how Lagares suffered the injury. More should be revealed about his status after the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field.
Sep 16 - 8:39 PM

Juan Lagares had a perfect night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, two RBI, three runs scored, and two stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

This is what we refer to as "filling up the box score". Lagares has stolen bases in four out of his last five games, as manager Terry Collins has said he wants his center fielder to show off his speed on the base paths on a more frequent basis. Lagares is slashing .282/.321/.389 with four home runs, 44 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
Sep 2 - 10:28 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
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
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez