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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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Juan Lagares (oblique) ran Wednesday and expects to do some hitting on Thursday.
Lagares went down with an oblique injury over the weekend, but he's optimistic that he'll be able to avoid the disabled list. "I think I'll be good to go," Lagares told Anthony DiComo of The next couple of days will be critical. Mar 29 - 11:36 AM

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Juan Lagares (oblique) will try to do some running on Wednesday.

Lagares exited Saturday's game with a left oblique strain, but he said Tuesday that he was encouraged by the MRI results. He still thinks he could be ready for Opening Day, but players often state a more optimistic view of these sort of things than the team and their training staff. There should be more clarity soon.
Mar 29 - 9:24 AM

Juan Lagares (oblique) said Tuesday that an MRI showed only inflammation.

The Mets have yet to announce anything, but it sounds like the injury could have been much worse. Still, the calendar is working against him at this point, so a DL stint remains the most likely scenario.
Mar 28 - 11:42 AM

Juan Lagares (oblique) said Tuesday morning that he's still waiting on the results of his MRI.

Lagares left Saturday's Grapefruit League game with a left oblique strain and was sent for an MRI on Monday. It would be a surprise if he didn't start the season on the disabled list.
Mar 28 - 9:14 AM

Juan Lagares was forced to leave Saturday's Grapefruit League contest due to a left oblique strain.

Lagares was sidelined earlier in the spring due to back stiffness and now an oblique issue is likely to put his Opening Day in jeopardy. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday. Lagares was expected to serve as the club's fourth outfielder to start the season.
Mar 25 - 2:05 PM

Juan Lagares didn't travel with the Mets for their Grapefruit League game Sunday due to back stiffness.

It sounds like a day-to-day situation. Lagares is 4-for-24 at the plate so far this spring.
Mar 12 - 3:55 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 and swiped a base Friday against the Braves.

The sprained right shoulder that Lagares suffered in winter ball hasn't held him back this spring, though he's still hitting just .167 in 24 at-bats after this one. The Mets would like to shed his salary, but the truth is that they still need him; he's the one true center fielder on their roster. He'll likely be limited to starting against lefties, with both Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce occasionally taking a seat.
Mar 10 - 4:11 PM

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.

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

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
12Tom Gorzelanny
13Jenrry Mejia