New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares will likely miss the rest of the season with a big toe injury on his left foot that will require surgery, the team announced on Friday afternoon.
Lagares injured himself when he crashed into the outfield while trying to track down a fly ball against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto will most likely take Lagares’ spot in centerfield.
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Lagares appeared in 30 games this season and was hitting .339 with six RBIs and a .375 OBP. To replace Lagares on the 25-man roster, lefthanded reliever Jerry Blevins will be activated from the paternity list.
This only comes as more bad news for the already struggling Mets. They traded their once ace Matt Harvey two weeks ago and haven’t been able to withstand their hot start, winning only three out of their last 10 games. The Harvey trade did land them catcher Devin Mesoraco and will hope he can be the new spark to replace Lagares.