Mets CF Lagares is likely to lose the rest of the year with a toe injury

NEW YORK (AP) – Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a sore toe in his left big toe.

The team announced Friday that Lagares is tentatively scheduled for surgery next week to repair a complete break in the plantar plate of the big toe, which is a thick ligament supporting the finger.

Lagares, winner of the Golden Glove in 2014, was injured in the final of a sudden loss to Toronto on Wednesday when he ran into the wall of the outfield to make a catch. An elite defender who regularly starts against left-handed pitchers, Lagares had a good start on the plate this season, hitting .339 with no homers and six RBIs in 59 at-bats. He also had three stolen bases.

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