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Juan Lagares | Outfielder | #12

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Juan Lagares is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday due to minor thumb soreness.

Lagares injured his thumb earlier this month on a diving catch, though it's nothing overly serious. Nori Aoki will start in center field and bat leadoff on Wednesday afternoon against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Juan Lagares (thumb) doubled, drew a walk, and scored a run in his return to action Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Lagares had been dealing with a minor thumb injury, suffered last week on a diving catch. The defensive-minded outfielder is batting .260/.309/.396 with three home runs and five stolen bases in 78 games this season for the Mets.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 08:42:00 AM

Juan Lagares is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a thumb injury.

Lagares injured the thumb while making a diving catch recently. It sounds like a day-to-day situation. Brandon Nimmo has slid over to center field and Travis Taijeron is getting a start in right.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Juan Lagares hit his third home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Lagares followed Brandon Nimmo's shot with one of his own in the fifth inning, yanking it over the left field wall. It was his first homer since June 6. The 28-year-old has a modest eight-game hitting streak going during which he's 10-for-29 with four doubles, a triple and a home run. The good stretch has his season line up to .265/.309/.403.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a run scored and two steals in Friday’s win over the Nationals.

With Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) likely done for the year, Lagares should be in the lineup on a daily basis through the end of the year. Unfortunately, he doesn’t offer much in the way of fantasy appeal. He’s batting .252/.298/.366 through 61 games. His defense remains his calling card.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a crosstown loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

He led off the first inning with a double and came home to score on a sacrifice fly lifted by Yoenis Cespedes. The Mets couldn't get much going today and generated only six knocks as a team. The defensive-minded center fielder hasn't received much playing time in a crowded Mets outfield this year. He has a .276 batting average with two homers, eight RBI and 18 runs in 52 games.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:20:00 PM

Mets activated OF Juan Lagares from the 10-day disabled list.

Lagares wound up missing nearly two full months with a fracture in his left thumb. He'll be taking over the roster spot vacated by Wednesday night's Jay Bruce trade. Lagares, 28, is batting .269/.317/.409 with two home runs and two stolen bases in 47 games this year.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

Lagares underwent surgery about six weeks ago for a fractured left thumb, but he's ready to test himself in game action. He should be back with the Mets down the stretch, though playing time will likely be limited unless the club makes some moves in August. Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson remained with the Mets through Monday's trade deadline.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Juan Lagares had surgery Monday to repair a fractured left thumb.

The Mets say that the operation was a success and that he'll have the stitches removed in a couple weeks. They didn't release a timetable for Lagares' return, but it's obviously going to be a while.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 08:41:00 PM

Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb fracture.

Lagares fractured the IP joint in his left thumb during Thursday's game against the Nationals. There is no clear timetable for his return at this point. It's probably going to be a while.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Juan Lagares left Thursday's game against the Nationals with a fractured IP joint in his left thumb.

The Mets must be nearing a world record for the most injuries in one week. Lagares had a trainer come and check on him during the fifth inning. He stayed in the game but Curtis Granderson pinch-hit for him in his next at-bat and later replaced him in center field. Lagares tore a ligament in the same thumb last year. Matt Reynolds was scratched from Thursday's game at Triple-A Las Vegas, a clear sign that Lagares is headed for the disabled list.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 09:21:00 PM

Juan Lagares went 4-for-5 with a homer Tuesday against the Rangers.

A healthy Lagares, should such a creature still exist, would likely be an acceptable regular center fielder for a major league team, assuming that his injuries haven't cost him too much range. However, the Mets are just giving him occasional starts against lefties right now, and even that modest role will likely be reduced when Yoenis Cespedes comes off the DL.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 11:41:00 PM

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2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
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SS1Amed Rosario
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3B1Wilmer Flores
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CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
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