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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares hoping to be cleared to throw soon


By on 11/08/2014 06:00:00 AM

The New York Mets won 79 games in 2014, tied for second in the National League East. The pitching staff which was ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA should be a strong point next season. The offense struggled to 21st in runs scored. One player who could provide a much needed boost to the offense is outfielder Juan Lagares, who hopes to be cleared to throw soon, as he continues to recover from an elbow injury.


As reported by Kristie Ackert of NYDailyNews.com, Lagares was still limited on Thursday from his sprained elbow which cost him the final ten games of the season. He will train with new head of strength and conditioning Mike Barwis in Port St. Lucie.

Lagares, who missed a significant amount of games due to three separate injuries this past season, will take his rehab slowly, knowing he has a few months before Spring Training.
“I feel good. I hope in a week or two (to be cleared). I’ve been doing just exercise. I don’t throw or hit yet. I hope I can do it. They said in one or two weeks from now and see how it feels."
Lagares has become one of the best defensive outfielders in the National League; despite missing time on the DL earlier this season, he was among the leaders in several defensive categories.

Lagares hit .281 with four home runs, 47 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 116 games this past season. 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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