Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports that Juan Lagares received his MRI results on Wednesday and after talking to the trainer, said his recovery time should take about 1-2 weeks.
“I feel better now,” said Lagares.
Citing a source from the team, Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that the Mets will place Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list prior to tonight’s game in Arizona.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis has already be re-called and is headed to Phoenix to join the team and should be available to play tonight’s contest against the Diamondbacks.
The loss of Lagares is a major blow to the Mets as he was leading the team in many offensive categories including a .314 batting average and an .816 OPS.
Nieuwenhuis was hitting .310 with two homers and eight RBIs in 42 at-bats for Las Vegas.
As for Curtis Granderson, the news is much better. He told reporters that he is feeling good and that he will avoid the Disabled List. He may even be available off the bench today if needed as a pinch-hitter.
Granderson custom-ordered cleats he’ll wear for Jackie Robinson Day tonight and will auction them off for charity after game.