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Juan Lagares to potentially miss the rest of 2018 due to toe surgery

The Mets outfield situation just grew thinner thanks to this latest setback to Juan Lagares

While still early on in the season, it is obvious the Mets cannot afford to have any more injuries to valuable members of the team. Losing players like Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier has shown an obvious hole in team morale. Now, another player has been lost in Juan Lagares.

The 29-year old outfielder was diagnosed with a complete tear of the big toe plantar plate. It is a supporting ligament of the toe. This is after hyperextending his left big toe while making a tremendous catch during Wednesday’s 12-1 loss against the Blue Jays. Surgery is expected, and while he may hit the 10-day DL, there is a high chance the Mets lose Lagares for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Jerry Blevins has been activated from the paternity list to take his place on the roster. It is expected that a combination of Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo will take over duties in center field.

This is another setback for a promising player. A man without a starting job, Lagares has been a key piece on the Mets’ bench. In 30 games, he was hitting .339 with 20 hits, 6 RBIs and a .375 OBP.

A former Gold Glove winner, Lagares could have been a part of a potential trade if teams were interested. Now, everything is up in the air, whether it is his future or the Mets’.

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