Juan Lagares’ Knee Injury is Minor

By Danny Abriano

Juan Lagares, who flew from the Dominican Republic to New York to have his knee checked out earlier today, has been prescribed two weeks of rest for what is being termed inflammation in his knee.

Sep 28, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) throws out Milwaukee Brewers catcher

Jonathan Lucroy

(not pictured) at home plate during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit- Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Lagares, who felt the knee discomfort while playing in winter ball, will not be allowed to return to action until his two weeks of rest are up.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Lagares’ injury is viewed as “not serious.”

It’s expected that Lagares will be the starting center fielder for the Mets from the outset in 2014, likely joined by Curtis Granderson in left field and Chris Young in right field.

Before sustaining his injury, Lagares was performing very well in winter ball, hitting .342 over 114 at bats.

Last season with the Mets, Lagares struggled at the plate, but established himself as one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball.

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