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Juan Lagares has a right elbow sprain

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE: September 17 –

Juan Lagares underwent an MRI on Tuesday and was diagnosed with a right elbow sprain.

Terry Collins said that Lagares will miss a few games and then be reevaluated.

According to Lagares, he’s been dealing with “dull” pain in the elbow this month, bot nothing as painful as last night.

Lagares dealt with a similar issue in 2007 while he was with Low-A Savannah.

Lagares left Monday night’s game prior to the fifth inning with what the club called a hyperxtended right elbow.

UPDATE: 10:29 PM –

Juan Lagares had a “stinger” prior to leaving the game, and will be examined by team doctors on Wednesday.

Mets manager Terry Collins said that he doesn’t believe Lagares’ injury is serious. Collins noted that Lagares had the same issue roughly 10 days ago during the team’s three-game series in Cincinnati.

Juan Lagares left Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins prior to the top of the fifth inning due to a hyperextended right elbow. He was replaced in center field by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Lagares had fielded a liner by Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a short-hop in the top of the fourth and fired to second to get the force out. Nothing appeared wrong with Lagares after the play, and his spot in the lineup didn’t come up again before he was removed from the game.