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Juan Lagares

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets hits a two run home run during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves on August 26, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Lagares Homers, Gee Snaps Losing Streak As Mets Top Braves 3-2

Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory.

08/27/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Juan Lagares (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Unlikely Trio Is Making Mets’ Future Look Even Brighter

Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.

08/18/2014

Center fielder Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets overruns a ball for an error in the eighth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Can It Get Uglier? Mets Commit 3 Errors In 8th In Disastrous Loss

Errors by Familia (1-3), center fielder Juan Lagares and third baseman Eric Campbell in the eighth helped the Braves rally from a 3-1 deficit.

07/01/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Activate Juan Lagares From DL, Option Wilmer Flores

Center fielder Juan Lagares has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the New York Mets and is in the starting lineup, batting sixth, for Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

06/26/2014

Matt den Dekker #6 of the New York Mets steals second base as Emilio Bonifacio #64 of the Chicago Cubs takes the throw in the first inning of a baseball game on June 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Palladino: Matt Den Dekker Might Be Solution For Mets At Leadoff Spot

On Tuesday night, den Dekker went 2-for-5 with a run and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot.

06/04/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Mets Place Juan Lagares On Disabled List, Recall Den Dekker

The Mets have placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

06/02/2014

Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets connects on a fourth inning RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on May 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Finally Get A Few Big Hits, Beat Pirates 4-2

The New York Mets finally managed some timely hits in their first game with a new batting coach, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Tuesday night.

05/28/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Palladino: Lagares, St. Louis, Cruz Took Life’s Knocks — And Came Back Stronger

When real life invades sports, that’s when the true measure of an athlete is taken. The rest is a storybook.

05/23/2014

Mets manager Terry Collins (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C: Terry Collins In Impossible Spot With Mets’ Outfield Juggle

I’m sure all the Terry Collins bashers had a field day after Juan Lagares’ big game Saturday. But keep in mind — the Mets’ manager is not dumb.

05/19/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Bristles At Questions About Lagares’ Playing Time

“He got into a little bit of a funk,” the Mets manager said Sunday. “It’s not like I sat him for seven days. I sat him for two days, for cripes sake. We’re getting a little carried away here.”

05/19/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lagares Not In Mets’ Lineup Again; #FreeLagares Trending On Twitter

On Friday night against the Nationals, Eric Young, Jr. is staring in left field, Curtis Granderson is starting in center field and Bobby Abreu is starting in right field.

05/16/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Lagares, Activated From DL, OK With Likely Outfield Platoon

“For me, I don’t think about that,” Lagares said. “I just want to keep working hard and be there for the team. Anywhere they need me I want to be ready for it.”

05/01/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Juan Lagares Lands On 15-Day DL With Strained Hamstring, Kirk Nieuwenhuis Recalled

Juan Lagares is headed to the disabled list and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to take his place on the roster. Curtis Granderson will not be placed on the disabled list at this time and is listed as day to day.

04/15/2014

Eric Young Jr of the New York Mets and teammates Ike Davis and David Wright celebrate a 7-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 14, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Injuries Overshadow Mets’ 7-3 Win Over Diamondbacks

Zack Wheeler pitched effectively, New York’s hitters lashed balls all over Chase Field and the Mets walked away with a much-needed win. What’s concerning is what it may cost them down the road.

04/15/2014

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares makes a catch against the wall during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 9, 2014. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Giglio: Mets Don’t Need Repeat Of 1st Base Sham, Name Lagares Starter Now

Although the Mets are under no pressure to make any announcements surrounding Lagares, expect questions to arise soon due to Chris Young’s impending arrival back from the disabled list.

04/11/2014

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