DENVER — Juan Lagares returned from the disabled number on Thursday and travelled directly to the extensive heart field in Colorado, introducing a productive bat and a great glove as the Mets opened some sort of four-game set with the Rockies.
‘He’s been taking part in every day for the last few days,Inch manager Terry Collins said of the core fielder’s rehab work. ‘Coming into in this article and going into Florida [next series vs. the Marlins], in these two parks, you want to have absolutely the best center fielder you can put available. They got to cover a lot of soil.’
Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas after two weeks on the big nfl roster during Lagares’ absence. Nieuwenhuis reach .222 (4-for-18) with a homer and several RBIs in nine games, introducing three starts.
Lagares returned from your pulled right hamstring which sent him to the DL. He played in two expanded spring training games throughout Port St. Lucie, going 2-for-7 with both of his hits doubles. He was 2-for-5 in Triple-A Las vegas, nevada.
‘I’m going to be careful of his legs,’ Collins said, remembering that he wouldn’t be an everyday gamer immediately. ‘I don’t want to create a bigger problem than what I got. It is simply nice to have him rear.’
Lagares was hitting .314 (16-for-51) with the Mets prior to his injury, and he might spark a trio involving outfielders who are off to sluggish starts at the plate. Chris Young were only available in left field on Friday, hitting .205 (8-for-39) with a couple of homers and six RBIs. Curtis Granderson was in right area, hitting .136 (12-for-88) with a homer and 7 RBIs, and former Rockies outfielder Eric Young Jr .. was on the bench pertaining to his return to Coors Field. Fresh is hitting .215 (20-for-93) using 12 stolen bases, next in the Majors.
‘Young would be a guy that you’d like to have to come off the table,’ Collins said, hinting in a possible role as he juggles 4 capable starting outfielders. ‘He’s got usefulness. The fact that he can play middle, he can play left, the guy can play second.
‘The other issue he brings is that it certainly is amazing how many times late amongst gamers the pitcher comes up to have off an inning. He’s the right guy to go hit as spot. He can switch-hit, when he obtains on things happen. It’s good to have those kind of men over there.’
Collins said it was ‘hard to say’ if any one of his four outfielders would get the lion’s share with the bench time. He explained which he thought Chris Young seemed to be hitting the ball well lately, slugging .714 over his last 4 games with an at-bat.
‘I don’t head [juggling] for a while,’ Collins said. ‘In the future, you’ve got to have three fellas you’re going to run out there. To choose and choose your spots, and who should play while, you can do that right now. But I you might be going to look up and you’re about to want to have three guys that happen to be primarily your guys that will be out there.’