SECOND UPDATE, 1:31 AM:
Terry Collins said after Monday’s game that the team will wait until Tuesday to make a decision regarding a potential disabled list stint for Juan Lagares. Collins went on to say that the club will call up a player from Triple-A Las Vegas as “a precaution.”
Lagares told reporters that he’s never pulled his hamstring before and that it doesn’t hurt much. However, he said he wants to be cautious with it and that he’ll see how he feels Tuesday.
UPDATE, 12:17 AM:
According to the Mets, Juan Lagares left Monday night’s game due to a pulled right hamstring.
Mets center fielder Juan Lagares came up a bit lame after crossing first base while beating out a double play in the seventh inning. After initially staying in, Lagares was removed a few pitches later by manager Terry Collins.
Apr 12, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; New York Mets center fielderJuan Lagares
(12) scores a run against the Los Angeles Angels in the 7th inning during the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Lagares appeared to be grabbing at his right hamstring after reaching first base.
The Mets have Chris Young set to return from the disabled list on Friday. If Lagares winds up on the disabled list, Young would conceivably become the regular center fielder for the time being.