Juan Lagares has a torn thumb ligament

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Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb. He will rejoin the team and the Mets will see if he can play through it, so the DL will wait for now.

Lagares is now a fourth outfielder for New York, hitting .276/.315/.402 in 93 plate appearances on the year, as Yoenis Cespedes has gotten most of the work in center and Lagares playing there when Cespedes gets a breather or moves to a corner. So if the play-through-it plan doesn’t work out, it won’t be as big a loss as it would’ve been a year or two ago. Still, having his leather around is awful nice for the late innings.