Mets CF Out Six Weeks, to Undergo Thumb Surgery

July 29th, 2016
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The New York Mets and center fielder Juan Lagares have opted to send Lagares under the knife to get surgery on the torn ligament in his left thumb. Lagares previously spent two weeks on the disabled list in June with what was designated as a sprained thumb, then returned on July 2.

Since he was activated, Lagares was just 8-for-50 (.160) with four extra-base hits. The Mets ultimately decided that trying to fight through the pain and play wasn't working out and Lagares should now undergo surgery to repair the ligament in the next few days, standard recovery time would bring him back roughly six weeks for now. Brandon Nimmo was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Lagares place on the roster.

The injury could lead New York to explore the trade market for an outfielder, though very few center fielders seem to be flying around in the rumor mill as of now.

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