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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares may not return this year

By on 9/18/2014 11:30:00 AM

The New York Mets dropped their 80th game of the season last night, falling to the Miami Marlins by the score of 4-3. A pitching staff ranked 14th in the Major Leagues in ERA is a positive moving forward, but the Mets need to improve upon their 21st ranked offense. On the injury front, there is question as to whether or not outfielder Juan Lagares will play again this season after Tuesday's right elbow injury.

Our own Darius Austin reported yesterday that Lagares came out of Tuesday's win with what was described as a hyperextended right elbow.

An update on Lagares, as reported by Anthony DiComo of, is that his elbow has been bothering him for about a week prior to the injury on Tuesday which forced him to leave the game. The Mets are unsure whether or not Lagares will play again this season.

Manager Terry Collins said that the aggressive nature of Lagares' play could result in more injuries, but that's a risk the Mets are willing to take with their young outfielder.
"There's always a concern in the back of your head that one of these guys who's got great talent is going to get hurt and you're going to miss him for a period of time. But I wouldn't trade that, those worries, for the fact of how he plays. Obviously we're going to let him rest as long as he needs right now, because his arm is a big part of his game."
Lagares has become one of the best defensive outfielders in the National League; despite missing time on the DL earlier this season, he's among the leaders in several defensive categories.

Lagares, in his second Major League season, is batting .281 with four home runs, 47 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 116 games. In 237 career games, Lagares has a batting average of .262 with eight home runs, 81 RBI and 19 stolen bases.

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