CF - FA
Juan Lagares was DFA'd by the Mets on Friday.
The veteran outfielder signed a minor league deal with the Mets during summer camp after being cut loose by the Padres earlier in July. The team purchased his contract just a few days ago but he's now been released. He didn't record a single at-bat in 2020.
Juan Lagares has signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.
Lagares joins his former team after electing to become a free agent when the San Diego Padres didn't include him in their 60-man player pool in mid-July. He will not make the Mets' Opening Day Roster and will begin working out at the team's alternate training site in Brooklyn once the season begins. He's never been a great hitter but he's a familiar face and an excellent defensive player.
The Padres announced Juan Lagares has opted for free agency.
Lagares wasn't included on the team's 60-man player pool, so he was given the option to become a free agent. He could make sense for any organization looking for a defensive outfielder.
New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares will likely miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his left big toe, the team announced Friday. An MRI revealed a complete tear of the big toe plantar plate, which is a thick supporting ligament of the toe.
Lagares was more valuable to the Mets than he was to fantasy owners, but he was having a strong season. Through his first 59 at-bats, Lagares was batting .339 with six RBIs, nine runs scored, and three stolen bases.
Juan Lagares finished 4-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base in New York's 12-2 win over Toronto.
Lagares pretty much did it all, stuffing the stat sheet with all sorts of fantasy treats. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, it's unlikely to sustain as he rarely plays against righties and his day actually doubled his RBI total on the year. In the deepest formats, he has value but that's really about it.