New York Mets News

Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, and Vic Black done for season

By Danny Abriano
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Terry Collins said prior to Tuesday’s game against Washington that Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, and Vic Black would not play again in 2015.

With just six games remaining and the team mathematically eliminated, pushing any of the above three players made little sense.

Lagares, who had been dealing with some discomfort in his right elbow since early-September, aggravated the elbow last week while throwing a runner out at second base last week. Lagares will not need surgery.

Black, who had been dealing with a herniated disk, was shut down for a time due to a tired shoulder. Black struggled in his one appearance after the brief shutdown. Like Lagares, Black will not need surgery to repair the injury.

Herrera pulled his right quadriceps while beating out an infield hit on Saturday night. Herrera may play winter ball in the Dominican Republic after the season, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

Thoughts:

It would’ve been great for the Mets to end the season with a roster near full strength, but the key here is the fact that none of the above three injuries have been deemed serious.

With Lagares and Black having to simply rehab their injuries, both should be good to go well in advance of spring training.

As far as Herrera is concerned, the fact that he may play winter ball should tell you all you need to know about the severity of his quad injury.

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