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Collins, Flexen on Game 1 loss 00:03:35
Terry Collins and Chris Flexen discuss the pitcher's improvements on the mound despite the loss to the Braves.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Chris Flexen allowed four runs over five-plus innings in his first start since Sept. 3. The 23-year-old surrendered three hits, three walks and struck out four. Flexen allowed a single and two walks to start the sixth and was relieved by Josh Smoker, who allowed all three runners to score.

2) Juan Lagares went 3-for-3 and Tomas Nido drove in both Mets runs with a double in the seventh, his first Major League extra-base hit. 

3) Erik GoeddelKevin McGowan and Jacob Rhame allowed six runs, six hits and three walks in three innings of relief.

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Breaking down Juan Lagares 00:03:53
On Mets First Pitch, the guys break down outfielder Juan Lagares and discuss what improvements the slickfielding outfielder needs to make.

This past week on SNY's Mets Insider, Keith Hernandez said if Juan Lagares can hit hit just a bit more, that because of his outstanding defense, he is still viable as an everyday center fielder.

"If he can hit .260, he can play for me any day," Hernandez added.

In 163 games played since the start of 2016, Lagares has started just 80 times.

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Mets OF Juan Lagares is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore left thumb, manager Terry Collins said.

Lagares had surgery on the thumb in mid-June after suffering a fracture, returning from the disabled list on Aug. 10.

The 28-year-old Lagares is hitting .236/.287/.359 with three HR, 14 doubles, and two triples in 85 games. He has been worth 13 DRS (defensive runs saved) in the outfield this season.

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 (Jake Roth)
(Jake Roth)

Jose Reyes will make his first-ever start in left field on Tuesday night when the Mets play the Reds in Cincinnati.

Juan Lagares is starting in center field with Brandon Nimmo in right field.

Reyes, who played one inning in center field earlier this year, has started 60 games at shortstop, 31 games at third base, and seven games at second base this season.

The Mets recently lost outfielders Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) for the season. They traded outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson earlier this month.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares attempts to make a catch against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares attempts to make a catch against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

With Jay Bruce traded to the Cleveland Indians and Curtis Granderson set to be a free agent at season's end, that allows the Mets to move Michael Conforto to right field in 2018.

So where do team officials turn for a center fielder next season? After all, a platoon of Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares in that position (with Yoenis Cespedes and Conforto in the corners) really does not seem like the best-case scenario.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets OF Juan Lagares has been activated from the disabled list and will take the recently-traded Jay Bruce's spot on the roster, the team announced Thursday.

Lagares began his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton last Tuesday and hit .241 (7-for--29) in eight rehab games .

He has been out since June 15, is working his way back from surgery for a fractured thumb.

Lagares is hitting .269 with two home runs, five doubles, and one triple in 47 games for the Mets this season.

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Lagares, Gsellman begin rehab 00:00:16
Juan Lagares and Robert Gsellman begin their rehab stints at Double-A Binghamton

Juan Lagares and Robert Gsellman played for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday night as part of their rehab assignments.

Lagares played five innings in centerfield and went 2-for-3 with a run scored. It was his first rehab game since undergoing surgery in June for a fractured thumb. Lagares is hitting .269 with two home runs, five doubles, and a triple in 47 games for the Mets this season.

Gsellman started and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out two. He is recovering from a hamstring injury that him on the disable list in late June.

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Alderson joins Loud Mouths 00:11:14
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the show to discuss the decision to finally call up Amed Rosario amongst other various trade deadline moves.

In addition to announcing Amed Rosario will make his major league debut tonight, Mets GM Sandy Alderson also offered the following noteworthy insights about his intentions for the remainder of this season and beyond...

1. Don't discount an August trade

The Mets could deal Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, or Jay Bruce to any team this month provided the player clears waivers. Players with bigger contracts, such as Cabrera, Granderson and Bruce, typically clear waivers, since teams seeking to block a trade are reluctant to put in a claim. After all, if a team claimed a Mets veteran, Alderson conceivably could dump the contract on the claiming team, even if no trade is completed...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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Alderson joins Loud Mouths 00:11:14
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the show to discuss the decision to finally call up Amed Rosario amongst other various trade deadline moves.

In addition to announcing Amed Rosario will make his major league debut tonight, Mets GM Sandy Alderson also offered the following noteworthy insights about his intentions for the remainder of this season and beyond...

1. Don't discount an August trade

The Mets could deal Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, or Jay Bruce to any team this month provided the player clears waivers. Players with bigger contracts, such as Cabrera, Granderson and Bruce, typically clear waivers, since teams seeking to block a trade are reluctant to put in a claim. After all, if a team claimed a Mets veteran, Alderson conceivably could dump the contract on the claiming team, even if no trade is completed...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares hits an RBI triple against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares hits an RBI triple against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday as he looks to return from a broken thumb.

Lagares underwent surgery on June 19 after he fractured the IP joint in his left thumb while diving for a ball in a game against the Washington Nationals.

Before he went on the disabled list, Lagares was hitting .269 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 47 games.

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Gelbs on Rosario, Reed trade 00:04:46
Steve Gelbs breaks down the Mets' moves at the trade deadline, including sending Addison Reed to Boston for prospects.

The Mets did not trade infielder Asdrubal Cabrera or outfielders Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson prior to Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver deadline.

"We really did not come close to moving any of those players," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on a conference call.

Although the Mets did not trade Cabrera to clear room in the infield, the Mets will call up 21-year-old shortstop prospect Amed Rosario, who is hitting .328 with a .367 OBP and .466 SLG with seven home runs, 19 doubles, seven triples, 66 runs scored, 58 RBIs and 19 stolen bases for Triple-A Las Vegas, on Tuesday.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Danny Abriano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets began selling Thursday, with Lucas Duda shipped to Tampa Bay for reliever Drew Smith

Duda had been poised to be a free agent this winter, and the Mets would not have entertained re-signing him because of prospect Dominic Smith's readiness for the majors.

With contracts also expiring for Addison Reed ($7.75M), Fernando Salas ($3M), Curtis Granderson ($15M), Jay Bruce ($13M), Neil Walker ($17.2M), Jose Reyes ($535K), and Rene Rivera ($1.75M), and with the Mets holding team options for Asdrubal Cabrera and Jerry Blevins for next season, they should have plenty of financial flexibility this winter to retool.

Tags: Addison Reed, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Kevin Plawecki, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Rene Rivera, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares underwent successful surgery to repair a broken left thumb on Monday, the team announced.

Lagares fractured the IP joint in his left thumb while diving for a ball in Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals.

The 28-year-old Lagares was hitting .269 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 47 games.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Just how many times can we declare the Mets' season is on the brink before the calls seem hollow?

Well, here we go again.

After gaining four games on first-place Washington in a one-week span, the Mets took a step backward in Thursday's series opener against the Nationals with an 8-3 loss. The defeat dropped the Mets' record to 30-35 and left them 9½ games behind Washington in the division and 10 games back in the wild card.

Now, the Mets are slated to face Max Scherzer on Friday and Stephen Strasburg on Saturday. They will face those electric arms following the latest dispiriting flood of injury reports that includes Neil Walker estimating he will be out a month with a left hamstring tear, Noah Syndergaard being advised to wait another month before picking up a baseball because of slow healing with his lat tear, Juan Lagares suffering a fractured left thumb, and Asdrubal Cabrera landing on the DL with a left thumb sprain.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Juan Lagares, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets placed RHP Matt Harvey and OF Juan Lagares on the 10-day disabled list on Friday and recalled INF Matt Reynolds and OF Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Harvey, whose DL stint is retroactive to June 15, has a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder and is expected to miss at least a few weeks.

He complained of 'dead arm' after Wednesday night's start against the Cubs.

Lagares suffered a fractured IP joint in his left thumb during Thursday night's game against the Cubs...

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Mets' injury bug strikes again! 00:03:10
The Daily News Live panel discusses the latest injuries that struck the Mets just as they finally started to play some consistent baseball.

Matt Harvey, who exited Wednesday night's game early due to 'dead arm,' will miss several weeks due to a stress injury to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder >> Read more

Neil Walker, who exited Wednesday night's game early due to a leg injury, has been diagnosed with a partially torn hamstring. He is expected to begin rehabbing in two-to-three weeks >> Read more

The Mets are 'comfortable' with their situation on the infield and are not yet ready to promote SS prospect Amed Rosario, but that could change in the next seven-to-10 days, according to GM Sandy Alderson >> Read more

Noah Syndergaard (partially torn lat) might not start throwing for another four weeks >> Read more

Tags: Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero
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New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for a base hit during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for a base hit during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)

Mets OF Juan Lagares left Thursday's game with a fractured IP joint in his left thumb. 

Manager Terry Collins and head trainer Ray Ramirez checked on Lagares in the top of the fifth inning after he dove for a shallow hit.

He was left in the game, but later taken out in the bottom of the fifth inning as OF Curtis Granderson was put in his spot in the lineup. 

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New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs due to a sore left heel following his at-bat in the fifth inning.

"I'm just trying to be a little cautious," he said, according to the Associated Press, through a translator.

Cespedes went 1-for-3 off John Lackey before he departed the game and was replaced by Juan Lagares.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Juan Lagares, Yoenis Cespedes
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:03
Scott Braun and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 10-8 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) One start after allowing a season-high seven runs, Jacob deGrom surrendered eight runs over four innings to match his career high. The right-hander surrendered 10 hits, including two home runs, and a walk with two strikeouts. His ERA has gone from 3.23 prior to his start last Wednesday to 4.75 after Tuesday night's outing.

2) The Mets scored four runs in the first three innings to jump ahead three separate times, but deGrom handed the lead back each time.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/27 00:03:43
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Yoenis Cespedes limped off the field in the fourth inning after injuring the same hamstring that kept him out for three games recently.

2) Matt Harvey looked great in the first inning and looked like a mess thereafter, as his command vanished and his fastball velocity dipped as low as 90 MPH. He limited the damage until the fifth, when he was done in by a three-run homer by Kurt Suzuki that ended his day...

Tags: Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Josh Smoker, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
		 (Anthony Gruppuso)
Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

An injury-plagued Mets offense continued to struggle in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals, stringing together just two hits on the day.

The Mets were held hitless until Juan Lagares' single in the sixth inning, which set up Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI single to put the Mets on the board. Cabrera's hit was the second and final one of the game for the Mets, who have dropped three straight and seven of their last eight after a five-game winning streak.

The Mets have only been able to score more than four runs one time in their last eight games, during which several players have been sidelined.

The Mets played without Yoenis CespedesWilmer FloresLucas Duda, and for the most part, Travis d'Arnaud. Cespedes missed a second straight game after departing Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, while Flores and Duda were both placed on the disabled list. D'Arnaud, dealing with a sore wrist, was not in the lineup on Saturday but pinch hit in the ninth.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Matt Slocu/AP)
(Matt Slocu/AP)

The Mets have acivated Juan Lagares from the 10-day DL and optioned RHP Paul Sewald to Triple-A Las Vegas, it was announced Thursday.

Lagares played three rehab games for High-A St. Lucie while rehabbing his strained oblique.

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Adam Rubin, SNY.tv:

Michael Conforto homered Wednesday as the Mets completed a three-game sweep in Philadelphia, giving him a pair of long balls and a .538 on-base percentage in limited opportunities this season.

Yet the numbers that dictate Conforto no longer belongs in the minor leagues were posted last year. During a pair of stints with Triple-A Las Vegas, Conforto hit .422 with nine homers and 28 RBIs.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Josh Edgin, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Mets Rally at Grand Central 00:00:20
The Mets hosted a rally at Grand Central Terminal in anticipation of Opening Day on Sunday

The Mets begin their 56th season today at Citi Field against the Braves at 1:10 pm.

The Mets are 35-20 on Opening Day, including nine consecutive wins from 1975 to 1983, during which Tom Seaver won three times.

Noah Syndergaard will be making his first Opening Day start for the Mets. Last season, while going 14-9 with 218 strikeouts and a 2.60 ERA, he made the All-Star team and received votes for the Cy Young and MVP awards.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Conforto to start 2017 in majors 00:06:03
Loud Mouths weighs the benefits and detriments of Michael Conforto starting the season with the Major League club.

Michael Conforto had been preparing to begin this season at Triple-A Las Vegas, he told reporters earlier this week.

However, because Juan Lagares is likely headed to the disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, Conforto is now at Citi Field and expected to be on the Opening Day roster.

"I am excited to be with the team and any role I'll play, I just want to win ballgames and see how far we can take this thing this year," Conforto added, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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Lagares vs. Conforto in outfield 00:04:20
The Mets Talk Live panel discusses Juan Larages' oblique strain and whether or not Michael Conforto will be playing for him.

At this point, Michael Conforto will almost certainly replace Juan Lagares. To be honest, I think the roster spot may have first gone to Brandon Nimmo, because the Mets really want Conforto playing every day - even if it meant doing so in Triple-A Las Vegas.

Unfortunately Nimmo is nursing a hamstring injury and is also doubtful for the start of the season, so Conforto is the only option left to be the team's fourth outfielder - even if it again means inconsistent at bats and covering center field, where he's only played six times during his career.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for a base hit during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for a base hit during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)

Michael Conforto would replace Juan Lagares on the Mets roster if Lagares is further hampered by a left oblique strain, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Lagares, who left Saturday's game with the injury, will get an MRI on Monday, according to Puma. 

Lagares is hitting .190 with 1 home run and 2 RBI in 42 at-bats this spring. Meanwhile, Conforto is hitting .346 with 3 home runs in 52 at-bats this spring. His most recent home run came on Saturday against Atlanta.

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GEICO SportsNite: Mets vs Braves 00:02:38
The Mets take the Saturday afternoon Spring Training game against Atlanta. Terry Collins talks about the injury that Juan Lagares suffered.

Rafael Montero went five scoreless innings in his first Grapefruit League start, but Juan Lagares had to leave in the third with an oblique strain as the Mets defeated Atlanta 3-0 in Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday.

For a full box score, click here.

Three things you should know about today's game...

Tags: Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Rafael Montero
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Jay Bruce will start at first base on Tuesday when the Mets travel to face the Astros.

Yoenis CespedesJuan Lagares, and Curtis Granderson are starting in the outfield Tuesday, from left to right. Lucas Duda is the designated hitter.

Bruce said earlier during spring training that he would be willing to play first base during the regular season -- something Neil Walker and David Wright are also open to.

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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GEICO SportsNite: Matz's start 00:01:14
Steven Matz coasted through two innings against the Miami Marlins in his first taste of spring ball.

The Mets beat the Marlins, 8-2, on Monday in Jupiter.


  • LHP Steven Matz made his first appearance since August of 2016, tossing two scoreless innings while allowing three hits, walking none and striking out one.
  • Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a home run -- his second of the spring.
  • Juan Lagares led off and played center field, and went 1-for-2 at the plate...
Tags: Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Rafael Montero, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud
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Collins on Michael Conforto 00:01:38
Terry Collins discusses another strong performance from Michael Conforto during the Mets' loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Mets lost to the Cardinals, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Jupiter.


  • OF Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 and is hitting .538 this spring.
  • OF Juan Lagares went 1-for-3 and threw a runner out at the plate from center field.
  • SS prospect Amed Rosario went 2-for-3...
Tags: Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Wilmer Flores
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

 Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Thursday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • The Mets will send outfielders Juan Lagares and Michael Conforto, infielder Wilmer Flores, and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to their Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox on Friday. 
  • The hope is that David Wright will serve as designated hitter on Saturday.
Tags: David Wright, Josh Edgin, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Should Mets trade Lagares? 00:02:58
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis debate if the Mets should trade Juan Lagares.

Teams are interested in trading for Mets OF Juan Lagaresaccording to Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Lagares, 27, will make $4.5 million this season and is owed an additional $25 million through 2020, after which he can be a free agent.

He hit .239 with a .301 OBP and .380 SLG in 79 games last season while missing time due to a thumb injury that required surgery.

Lagares also suffered a mild right shoulder sprain diving for a ball in the Dominican Republic Winter League, the team confirmed to multiple reporters in November. Team doctors later examined him in New York and found no reason for concern. He is expected to be fully healed for the start of spring training, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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Jun 17, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Mallex Smith (17) attempts to steal second base against New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 17, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Mallex Smith (17) attempts to steal second base against New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Braves have traded center fielder Mallex Smith and right-handed reliever Shae Simmons to the Mariners, who later flipped Smith in a deal to the Rays.

In late-December, major-league sources told FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal that the Mets had been semi-engaged in trade talks to acquire a new center fielder, though the move would require first trading Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson >> Read more from Dec. 20.

According to Rosenthal, though the Mets had talked with the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen, there was no momentum toward making a deal...

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto
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Mets outfielders Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares and Michael Conforto (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)
Mets outfielders Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares and Michael Conforto (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)

In an article for ESPN.com, David Schoenfield lists the Mets as one of six big-league teams in need of a better, everyday center fielder.

Obviously, I agree, having written about it over and over and over again during the Baseball Winter Meetings, while wishing the Mets might trade both Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson and acquire Andrew McCutchen (Pirates), Charlie Blackmon (Rockies) or sign Dexter Fowler (who eventually reached a four-year agreement with the Cardinals).

Sadly, none of these things happened. What's worse, multiple reports continue to indicate they will never happen. And, while that's disappointing, the asking price on these players has started to give even me pause, since they're ridiculously high...

For instance, "the Pirates recently turned down a nice offer of prospects," for McCutchen, according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman, who says Pittsburgh is seeking major-league ready players in any deal they discuss.

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz, Matthew Cerrone
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Juan Lagares left Saturday's game in Miami two innings after making a diving catch. (Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)
Juan Lagares left Saturday's game in Miami two innings after making a diving catch. (Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets OF Juan Lagares suffered a mild right shoulder sprain diving for a ball in the Dominican Republic Winter League on Saturday, the team confirmed to multiple reporters late Monday.

Team doctors examined Lagares in New York on Monday and found no reason for concern, according to reports. He is expected to be fully healed for the start of spring training, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Lagares, who was hitting .170 through 14 games for Aguilas Cibaeñas this winter, will be entering the third year of a four-year, $23 million contract that followed a Gold Glove Award-winning season in which he hit .281

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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports Images)
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson mentioned free-agent OF Jose Bautista and 1B-OF Steve Pearce as the type of players he might pursue if he's unable to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes.

Alderson told WOR 710 AM radio on Wednesday that he sees three ways to get right-handed power back in to the team's lineup next season.

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Tigers OF Cameron Maybin and Mets OF Juan Lagares (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)
Tigers OF Cameron Maybin and Mets OF Juan Lagares (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)

In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects.Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, 4 home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3000 plate appearances.

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The Mets will activate OF Juan Lagares from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Twins at Citi Field, the team announced.

Lagares talked to reporters before the game and said he feels good, but is still not able to swing a bat. That said, he is more than capable of pinch running and playing in the field.

"I'm here to help and do anything I can," he said, noting that he plans to try again to swing a bat next week. "If we get in to the playoffs, I want to be ready to play."

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 (Shanna Lockwood)
(Shanna Lockwood)

During what was their final trip ever to Turner Field, the Mets won two of three games from the Braves over the weekend in Atlanta, including a 10-3 win on Sunday >> Read more

The Mets remain tied in the loss column for the second Wild Card in the National League, and two losses back of the Giants for the top spot...


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New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for a base hit during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for a base hit during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets hope injured outfielder Juan Lagares can return in 2016 to at least be a defensive replacement and pinch runner.



Latest Update (Sept. 9, 2016):

Lagares has been cleared to swing a bat, Terry Collins told reporters Friday in Atlanta. 

Lagares, who went on the disabled list in late July with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb, is expected to take things slowly with the bat during his rehab.

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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

"I don't care who is not here, there are no excuses," Mets manager Terry Collins said during a post-game rant to reporters Aug. 11, which followed an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the D-backs at Citi Field.

In response to one question, he called out his team's effort, their respect for the game and their passion to play and entertain fans. He threatened that if his team didn't begin to play better, he and GM Sandy Alderson would consider replacing them with guys on the Triple-A roster. He then stood up, took no more questions, marched out of the room and gave the same speech to his team.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Juan Lagares left Saturday's game in Miami two innings after making a diving catch. (Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)
Juan Lagares left Saturday's game in Miami two innings after making a diving catch. (Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)

Before the Mets take on the Rockies, check out the latest news and rumors you might have missed from Friday.

Juan Lagares will have surgery to repair the partially torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss at least six weeks. Brandon Nimmo has been called up to take his spot on the roster. >> Read more 

The Mets have an offer out for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. >> Read more

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Jeurys Familia's blew his second-straight save and the Mets continued their struggle hitting with runners in scoring postition as they lost to the Rockies, 2-1, at Citi Field on Thursday >> Read more



The Mets have recalled outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas, with Juan Lagares likely heading to the DL >> Read more

Tags: Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets pinch hitter Juan Lagares (12) is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin)
New York Mets pinch hitter Juan Lagares (12) is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin)

Latest Update

Outfielder Juan Lagares has been activated off the disabled list, the team announced. To make room on the roster for Lagares, the Mets have sent down RHP Seth Lugo to Triple-A. 

Lugo threw two shutout innings in Friday's win. 

"Right now, what we heard and the way he has payed in rehab, the discomfort doesn't bother him, he swung bat well, no issue at all," Collins said of Lagares on Saturday. "We are looking at it as a sprain and he can go play."

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Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in his latest start with the Binghamton Mets, as he continues his trek back to the Major Leagues.

Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Wednesday, while playing eight innings at third base, in a rehab game with Double-A Binghamton.

Sandy Alderson has said Reyes will not join the Mets until he's ready, mentally and physically, and until he's played back-to-back, nine inning games, which he has yet to do.

"If he comes up here and he's not ready to play, and he struggles, they'll say we shouldn't have signed him, and that extra pressure is put on him," Collins explained earlier in the day. "When he's ready, he'll be here. And when he gets here, I know he'll help us."

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