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Mets Injury Updates:

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets bats against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. San Francisco won the game 6-1. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

  • Outfielder Juan Lagares is expected to begin a rehab assignment tomorrow with Double-A Binghamton in his return from a left thumb injury. Lagares who was diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb earlier this month, is trying to play through his injury instead of opting for surgery. If Lagares were to get surgery on his thumb he would be out for up to two months. The Mets will keep a close eye on Lagares progress over the next few days to see how his thumb holds up while both hitting and fielding.
  • Right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler came out feeling fine after long-tossing in Port St. Lucie today. Wheeler was originally shut down last week after experiencing some discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow and was diagnosed with nerve irritation which isn’t considered a serious aliment. Wheeler has since received a cortisone shot to relieve the discomfort and appears to be on track to continue his return to the big league roster. Wheeler is scheduled to return to the Mets after the All Star break but now it remains to be seen if his 2016 debut is pushed back after his recent hiccup.

Mets Injury Updates:

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  • Outfielder Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb. Lagares, who originally injured the thumb on a diving catch on Saturday, met with team doctors earlier today in New York and is now on his way to Pittsburgh to join the team. There is no indication that Lagares will be put on the disabled list, as the Mets are hoping that Lagares can play through the injury and avoid surgery. You can expect Lagares to sit out the next few games to see if there is any improvement with his thumb. If no progress is made there is a very real possibility Lagares will have to undergo surgery on the thumb. While the Mets have another capable outfielder in Alejandro de Aza who could step up in the fourth outfielder role, no current outfielder on the roster has the defensive pedigree that Lagares possesses. We are now in wait and see mode with Lagares over the next couple of days.
  • Catcher Travis d’Arnaud made his first rehab appearance since being placed on the disabled list back on April 26th, last night in Port St. Lucie with the High-A Mets. D’Arnaud served as the designated hitter for the Mets and went 1-5 with an RBI. D’Arnaud has reportedly been making throws of 150 feet but no throws using full force yet. It is expected that the 27-year old catcher will begin fielding his normal position in about a week or so, depending on how his rotator cuff feels. As of right now it looks like d’Arnaud could end up using his full twenty day rehab window to get up to speed, which would have him returning to the big league club at the end of the month.