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12 Juan Lagares CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 3/17/1989 | Birthplace: Constanza, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 14/6 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis gives Juan Lagares a rest for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares gets a Saturday off, as he's not in the starting lineup for the game against the Dodgers. 

Lagares has started 87 games, including 11 of the last 12. He's replaced by Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who starts there for the fifth time. 


Mets CF Juan Lagares (calf) is back in lineup Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, who left the team's last game before the All-Star break on July 12 with a calf strain, is back in the lineup on Friday to face off against the Cardinals.

Lagares will bat ninth in the lineup.


Mets CF Juan Lagares leaves game with calf injury


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks becaus of a tight right calf, per ESPN.com.

"I just felt it cramp when I rotated," Lagares said, per NJ.com.

He added that he feels good and he does not need to see a doctor. 

Lagares was 1 for 4 with a strikeout before leaving the game.


Mets' Lagares heats up to start July after ending June mired in slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares got in on New York's eight-run, 15-hit outburst Sunday against the Dodgers.

Lagares totaled two hits in the 8-0 win, including his fourth triple of the season. He drove in two runs with the two-out triple off Juan Nicasio in the top of the seventh inning.

Lagares has hit safely in three of four games to open July. He is batting .267 (4 for 15) with one double, one triple, three RBI and two runs in that span. Lagares' latest run comes after he finished June in a 2-for-31 slump.


Mets hold CF Juan Lagares out of Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was held out of Thursday's lineup at Milwaukee, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

Lagares was replaced in center field by Darrell Ceciliani, who will bat sixth. Over his last five games, Lagares has one hit in 19 at-bats.

The Mets are favored (-115) at Milwaukee on Thursday.


Mets' Alderson: Elbow surgery not an option yet for Juan Lagares


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares continues to play through an elbow injury. However, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said surgery is not an option for Lagares at this time.

"It's not anything we're looking at," Alderson said, per ESPN. "It's not an issue. He has soreness in the elbow."

Although, manager Terry Collins definitely is making Lagares' injury out to be a bigger issue.

"The elbow injury is something that it, for sure, has kept him from making the throws that he would normally make on a daily basis," Collins said. "We've asked him to be smart about when he really wants to let it loose. It's got to be a big situation. It's got to be a situation where he knows he's got to make a play. But just to throw every guy out on the bases like he did early last year, we're just asking for an injury to show up."


Mets OF Juan Lagares continues hot streak with home run


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Mets outfielder Juan Lagares had a big day in his team’s come-from-behind 10-8 win over the Braves.

Lagares went 3 for 5 from the plate, which included blasting a three-run homer off of Luis Avilan in the sixth inning. Lagares also hit a double and a single.

Lagares has been a beast at the plate of late as he’s hitting .390 over his past 10 games.


Darrell Ceciliani replaces Juan Lagares in center for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is out of Saturday's lineup, snapping a string of 17 straight starts for him. 

Darrell Ceciliani will replace Lagares, making his second start in center and first since May 24. He'll bat sixth in the lineup. 


Mets CF Juan Lagares hits second homer of the year in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares hit a home run off Chase Anderson in the second inning of his team's 2-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

The solo bomb, his second of the season, gave the Mets a lead they would hold until the bottom of the seventh inning.

Lagares finished the game going 2 for 4 with the home run and an RBI. He's hitting .262 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 206 at-bats this season.


Juan Lagares playing through pain for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is playing through two different injuries, but he remains in the team's lineup.

Lagares has a rib injury that is causing him pain, but it shouldn't get aggravated by him staying in the lineup. He also has an elbow injury that has bothered him since spring training. 

"He's not going to get worse," manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "That's the one thing we know. This rib issue is not going to get worse. They said it's going to gradually get better as you move into the season. If you can play through the discomfort and the symptoms of it all, you'll be OK. He's tried to. The biggest issue is more the elbow than anything else. Because he's made some throws, some big throws lately. That's what we're trying to monitor."


Mets' Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda return to lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares and first baseman Lucas Duda are back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

Lagares, who is batting second, was scratched from Sunday's lineup with soreness in his armpit and elbow. Duda, who is batting third, was held out Sunday due to hamstring tightness.

The Mets are heavy favorites (-165) at home on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Juan Lagares scratched from Mets' lineup with injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup. 

Lagares has nagging soreness in his armpit and elbow, per ESPN.

Darrell Ceciliani replaces Lagares in center, his first start of the year at that position. He'll bat seventh. 


Mets alter lineup with Curtis Granderson getting day off


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals for the first time in 10 games. With Granderson out of the starting lineup, center fielder Juan Lagares moved into the leadoff spot for the third time this season.

That wasn't the only change to the lineup manager Terry Collins made. He moved shortstop Wilmer Flores into the second spot in the batting order. Flores has started to improve offensively, batting .262 with a .524 slugging percentage, two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in his last 11 games.

Third baseman Eric Campbell, who hit second the last four games, was moved to seventh in the lineup.


Mets OF Juan Lagares trying to emerge from hitting slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Mets outfielder Juan Lagares hit safely for a fourth straight game Tuesday against the Cardinals, but it still hasn't been enough to break him out of a hitting slump that has lasted for a couple of weeks. Lagares is batting just .152 (7 for 46) in his last 11 games, which has dropped his average from .324 to .270.

While Lagares was hitting for a high average as of early May, there still hasn't been a lot of progress in his offensive game. He has just five extra-base hits, 13 RBI and a .617 OPS in 37 games. He also has 33 strikeouts.

“Maybe he’s trying too hard to command [the strike zone],” Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said, per the New York Post. “At this point, he’s [gone] a little bit backwards, but he’ll keep working at it. He’ll get it right.”

Mets manager Terry Collins feels Lagares' recent struggles might be related to a game-winning home run he hit May 9 against the Phillies. 

“He’s got to work extra hard at using the whole field to hit, not worry about driving any baseballs,” Collins said.

Lagares missed a few games last week due to a torso injury. Lagares said the injury isn't a factor and he remains a confident hitter despite his offensive slump.

“I try to come back to the approach I was [using] before,” Lagares said. “The only thing you can control is keep working hard and try to do the best you can out there.”


Mets' Eric Campbell batting second, Juan Lagares ninth Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Mets third baseman Eric Campbell is batting second in Sunday's matchup with the Brewers, with center fielder Juan Lagares slotted ninth behind the pitcher.

Campbell, who has hit just .218/.328/.345 in 55 at-bats with the Mets, is making his second straight start after joining the team in the wake of the injury to second baseman Dilson Herrera, which has shifted Daniel Murphy back to second base. Lagares has hit second on most days since the injuries to David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud, but he'll be making his first start lower than second since April 25.

The Mets are favorites (-130) at home Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Juan Lagares returns to starting lineup for Mets on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Mets fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as center fielder Juan Lagares is back in the starting lineup on Friday. Lagares has missed the last three games due to soreness in his right side, but he'll be back in the No. 2 spot in the batting order against the Brewers. 

The Gold-Glove winner is hitting .276 on the season and has made countless highlight reel-type catches in the outfield. 


Juan Lagares (side) still can't start for Mets on Thursday vs. Cubs


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game on Thursday. Lagares has been dealing with pain on his side after making a diving catch last week in New York.

Curtis Granderson will move over to center field for manager Terry Collins on Thursday. It's the first time he's played there this season. John Mayberry will get the start in right field where Granderson normally plays. 

Collins has said Lagares is expected to be back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Brewers.

"Last night obviously was cold and he was still a little stiff, but he felt better," Collins said, per ESPN.com. "You're just saying, 'Geez, nine hours from now we've got to be back here. How much better can it be in nine hours? ... If you give him 30 hours, there might be a significant improvement. Will it be 100 percent [Friday]? Probably not. But it will be a hecukva lot more improved that I don't know if he'll aggravate it as much as he would if he dove for a ball today and jarred himself again."


Mets CF Juan Lagares (side) remains out of lineup on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) As expected, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs. Lagares will miss the start for the second straight game, as he is battling some soreness on his right side. He could come in as a pinch-hitter, but likely only in the case of an emergency.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is once again filling in at center while batting seventh for manager Terry Collins. It is possible that Lagares returns to the lineup on Thursday, but the team has not provided an update on his status.


Mets CF Juan Lagares (side) out of lineup on Tuesday vs. Cubs


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Cubs. Lagares has a slight strain under the armpit area. The ailment has been bothering him for about a week, after he made a diving catch in New York, manager Terry Collins said. Lagares will be unavailable Tuesday, and will likely not play on Wednesday either, according to ESPN.com.

Juan Lagares' first HR of season proves to be game winner for Mets


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Center fielder Juan Lagares connected for his first home run of the season on Saturday, a two-run shot in the seventh inning that proved to be the difference in the Mets' win over the Phillies.

"I've been hitting the ball hard to people," Lagares said to ESPN.com. "Like I said, I just come here positive every day and keep fighting. It's a long season."

The home run broke an 0-for-16 skid for Lagares.

"He continues to show his skills every day," Mets manager Terry Collins said.


Phillies SP Aaron Harang suffers loss Saturday despite seven strong IP


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Harang (3-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits in seven innings Saturday to suffer the loss against the Mets.

The big blow came in the seventh when, leading 2-1, Harang served up a two-run homer to center fielder Juan Lagares, proving to be the game-winning runs for the Mets.

"It was supposed to be down and away and I totally missed my spot," Harang said of the pitch Lagares hit for the homer. "You can tell by his swing he was looking fastball."

"Harang was outstanding [except for] one high fastball he'd like to have back," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Harang returns to the mound for his next start on Thursday against the Pirates.


Mets CF Juan Lagres goes hitless Tuesday, makes superb catch


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 0 for 4 in Tuesday's victory over the Orioles. This was just the second time in the last 10 games that he failed to record a hit, as he's hitting over .400 with four RBI in that 10-game stretch.

But just because Lagares was quiet at the plate doesn't mean he didn't help his club. Lagares, who won a Gold Glove last season, made yet another brilliant catch in the outfield on Tuesday to rob Everth Cabrera of extra bases in the fifth inning. 

"He can flat out get the baseball," Mets right fielder Michael Cuddyer said, per MLB.com.


Juan Lagares drives in all three Mets' runs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Juan Lagares hit a game-tying, bases-clearing double in the Mets loss to Miami on Tuesday. 

Lagares went 1 for 5 with 3 RBI. He saw his average drop to .310 but recorded his third double and 11th RBI of the year. 


Mets' Juan Lagares racks up four hits, three runs Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 4 for 4 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored in his team's 8-2 win over the Yankees Saturday.

"It's a great feeling," Lagares said after the game, per MLB.com. "It's one of those days when you feel good out there and make good swings."

The four hits matched a career high for Lagares, who indicated he focused on plate discipline during Saturday's game.

"I just try to do too much sometimes," Lagares said. "When I swing at strikes, I get good results. That's it."

Though the Mets moved Lagares to seventh in the batting order after four games batting second, they still see him as a future leadoff man.

"I don't necessarily think Juan is an RBI guy," manager Terry Collins said. "I think when he starts to have good at-bats, he's a top-of-the-order guy, which we hope to get him back in that spot."

Lagares has hit .296/.311/.338 with eight RBI, 10 runs scored and one stolen base in 71 at-bats.


Mets center fielder Juan Lagares post 4 for 4 day in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went an impressive 4 for 4 at the plate in New York's 8-2 win over the Yankees Saturday. Lagares, who also scored three times, boosted his average to .296 on the year and credits his recent success to staying patient at the plate, according to MLB.com.

"I just try to do too much sometimes," Lagares said. "When I swing at strikes, I get good results. That's it. It's a great feeling. It's one of those days when you feel good out there and make good swings."

Manager Terry Collins has also been impressed with Lagares' recent success and wants to move him up in the order.

"I don't necessarily think Juan is an RBI guy," Collins said. "I think when he starts to have good at-bats, he's a top-of-the-order guy, which we hope to get him back in that spot."