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Juan Lagares | Outfielder | #12

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that Juan Lagares is drawing trade interest.
The Mets originally hoped to trade Jay Bruce after re-signing Yoenis Cespedes, but the market hasn't been kind to them. Lagares is owed $4.5 million in 2017 and $15.5 million from 2018-2019, so shedding his contract could make some room in their budget for a reliever. Lagares is an excellent defender in center field, but he owns an underwhelming .259/.298/.366 career batting line and hasn't made progress against right-handed pitching. Assuming the Mets find a taker for Lagares and keep Bruce around, Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto could split center field duties. Feb 2 - 4:29 PM

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Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with a sprained right shoulder.

Lagares suffered the injury during a Dominican Winter League game on Saturday while making a diving catch. The outfielder is evidently done with winter ball now, but he's expected to be ready to go for spring training.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:56:00 PM

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Mets are still awaiting the results of X-rays on the shoulder of Juan Lagares.

The center fielder suffered the injury when making a diving catch during a Winter League game in the Dominican Republic on Saturday. He underwent further evaluation on Sunday. The Mets are hoping have more information on Monday, so expect an update on his status then.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Juan Lagares is expected to be fine after exiting Saturday's Domincan Winter League game following a diving catch.

Lagares won't play Sunday, but it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything major. The outfielder is batting just .170/.184/.255 through his first 14 games for Aguilas Cibaenas.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that he would feel comfortable with Juan Lagares serving as a defensive replacement in Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Giants.

While Lagares could see the field late, Collins does not want him to hit. The 27-year-old outfielder underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb at the beginning of August. After being activated from the disabled list on September 16, Lagares has appeared in nine games but seen only five plate appearances.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 07:34:00 PM

Mets activated OF Juan Lagares from the 15-day disabled list.

Lagares has been on the shelf for seven weeks following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. The Mets are expected to use him mainly as a defensive replacement down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) has been cleared to swing a bat.

Lagares will take it slowly with the bat, but the Mets are hoping to get him back as a defensive option relatively soon. The outfielder underwent surgery in early August to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Juan Lagares underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

He's going to need at least six weeks of rest and rehab, which obviously puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Lagares tried to play through the injury for a bit before finally deciding to go under the knife. He was placed on the disabled list at the end of July.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 04:02:00 PM

Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Lagares tried to play through the injury, but it didn't work. He'll undergo surgery and be sidelined for six weeks. Brandon Nimmo is replacing him on the roster.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 04:05:00 PM

The Mets are expected to place Juan Lagares on the disabled list to make room for Brandon Nimmo on the active roster.

Lagares has been trying to play through a torn ligament in his left thumb but it's clear he isn't 100 percent. He's been holding off on surgery but that might have to be revisited given how little progress he's made. With Lagares and Yoenis Cespedes (quad) both banged up, the Mets could be in the market for an outfielder at the trade deadline.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 09:43:00 PM

Mets activated OF Juan Lagares from the 15-day disabled list.

He's expected to rejoin the Mets lineup on Saturday. Lagares missed the past two weeks due to a sprained ligament in his left thumb. Prior to landing on the shelf, he was hitting .289/.326/.433 with two homers and six RBI in 48 games.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Juan Lagares will be activated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the Cubs.

He's expected to be in Saturday's lineup against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs. The injury to Curtis Granderson sped up the timeline for the defensive wizard to return to the big league club. He has missed the past two weeks with a sprained left thumb.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list no later than Sunday.

It's possible he could return Saturday, but Lagares is slated to start Sunday against Cubs lefty Jon Lester. The outfielder has missed the last two weeks with a sprained left thumb.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson says Juan Lagares (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Lagares went on the disabled list a couple weeks ago with a sprained left thumb. So far he's recorded three hits in his first two rehab games for Double-A Binghamton. Before the injury, Lagares was hitting .289 with two homers in 90 at-bats. He could see regular playing time with Curtis Granderson still recovering from a strained calf.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 05:15:00 PM

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

He's expected to be joined by the newly-signed Jose Reyes, who will move up from Low-A Brooklyn on Tuesday. Lagares has been sidelined since June 14 with a sprained left thumb and still hopes to avoid surgery.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 05:49:00 PM

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3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
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SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
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LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
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3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
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7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
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10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
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