Juan Lagares leaves game with hyper-extended elbow

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Mets center fielder Juan Lagares left tonight’s game with a hyper-extended right elbow.

No word yet on how much time the team expects him to miss, but this late in the year obviously any injury could be season-ending.

Lagares has dramatically out-performed expectations offensively this season, hitting .283 with four homers and a .706 OPS in 115 games, and his defense in center field has always been Gold Glove caliber.

Based on Wins Above Replacement–which combines offensive and defensive contributions–he rates as the seventh-best center fielder in baseball this season.