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Top Juan Lagares News

  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Signs minor-league deal with Angels

    Lagares signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Sunday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Lagares appeared in 112 major-league games with the Angels last year and hit .236 with six homers, 39 runs, 38 RBI and a stolen base. He'll likely head to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin his return to the organization, but he'll be an option to provide outfield depth at some point.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Back in action for season finale

    Lagares (back) will start in center field and bat sixth Sunday against the Mariners.

    Lagares was held out of the lineup for Saturday's 6-4 loss while he dealt with a sore back, but he'll make it back in action for the season finale. Though he received each of his previous four starts in right field, Lagares will shift over to center field with Brandon Marsh (unspecified soreness) getting Sunday off.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Exits with low back discomfort

    Lagares was removed from Friday's win over the Mariners with low back discomfort, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Lagares crashed into the wall in right field in the seventh inning of Friday's matchup and was removed from the contest in the next frame. He won't start Saturday against Seattle, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench or whether he'll return to the lineup in Sunday's season finale. Prior to Friday's departure, the 32-year-old went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Lagares (back) isn't starting Saturday's game against the Mariners.

    Lagares exited Friday's series opener against Seattle with low back discomfort, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench Saturday. Phil Gosselin, Brandon Marsh and Jose Rojas will start in the outfield from left to right.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Knocks in two in win

    Lagares went 2-for-4 with a single, a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Rangers.

    Lagares came through with a pair of big hits for the Halos on Wedneday, smacking an RBI double in the second before cashing in another run with a base hit in the sixth. Due to a September slump that has seen Lagares hit just .200, the outfielder has lost some playing time to Jose Rojas. With free agency approaching yet again for the 32-year-old, he's a candidate to be wearing a different uniform come 2022.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Losing work to Rojas

    Lagares is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

    Lagares is on the bench for the third time in four games and appears to have lost hold of primary duties in right field to Jose Rojas. The Angels will roll out an outfield of Phil Gosselin, Brandon Marsh and Rojas from left to right in the series finale.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Out of Saturday's lineup

    Lagares is not in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Lagares went 3-for-15 in his past seven games and will take a seat Saturday. Jose Rojas will start in right field for the Halos.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Not starting Thursday

    Lagares isn't starting Thursday's game against the White Sox.

    Lagares started each of the last three games and went 3-for-10 with a solo home run and a walk. Jose Rojas will start in right field while Kean Wong takes over in left.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Hits sixth homer

    Lagares went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to Houston.

    The outfielder's fifth-inning solo shot to center field pulled the Angels into a 1-1 tie, but the offense was unable to muster any additional runs. Though he isn't known as a power hitter, Lagares has gone deep three times in his past eight games. He's batting a meager .182 (4-for-22) over that span, however.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Goes deep in loss

    Lagares went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday in a loss to San Diego.

    The Padres threatened to win the game in a blowout, but Lagares' two-run shot in the seventh inning started a mini-rally by the Angels and made the final score respectable. The veteran outfielder has never been much of a power threat, and his five homers on the season are just one short of his career high set in 2015 with the Mets.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Goes deep Saturday

    Lagares went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Saturday's 4-1 triumph against the Rangers.

    Lagares opened the game's scoring with his third-inning solo blast to left, though he struck out in his other two at-bats. The long ball was the 32-year-old's second in his last seven games --the same as his total from his first 84 -- and he should see more playing time if he continues to hit well, especially with Justin Upton battling injuries lately.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Piles up three hits Monday

    Lagares went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Monday's 8-7 win over the Yankees.

    Lagares flew out in his first at-bat but was able to notch a hit his next three times up. He hit a run-scoring triple in the sixth and then singled home what would end up being the game-winning run with two outs and two strikes in the eighth. It was his first three-hit game since August of 2019 as he raised his slash line to .245/.271/.371 with 23 extra-base hits, 30 RBI, 33 runs scored, a steal and 2:54 BB:K over 256 plate appearances. Lagares will have to fight for playing time in a crowded outfield between Justin Upton, Brandon Marsh, Jo Adell and Phil Gosselin.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Swats homer Tuesday

    Lagares went 2-for-5 with a home run, an additional run scored and three total RBI in a 14-8 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Lagares capped the Angels' five-run second inning with a two-run homer to center field and knocked in another run with a single in the fourth frame. He has been mostly filling a reserve role of late -- prior to Tuesday, he had logged only three at-bats and hadn't gotten a hit since Aug. 17.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Headed for reserve role

    Lagares is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners and is expected to move into a bench role.

    The Angels promoted top prospect Brandon Marsh from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, and he's expected to immediately step in as Los Angeles' everyday center fielder. That will spell an end to Lagares' time as a regular, which wasn't especially fruitful for fantasy purposes. Even though he's currently in the midst of a five-game hitting streak, Lagares is still slashing a middling .226/.253/.353 on the season with only two home runs and one stolen base across 199 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Delivers walk-off hit

    Lagares went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Orioles.

    Lagares came through when it mattered most and ended the game with a two-run walk-off double against Cole Sulser. The 32-year-old has hit safely in seven of his last nine games but is slashing just .226/.249/.360 with two homers, 22 RBI, 22 runs scored and a 4:31 BB:K over 170 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Swats solo shot

    Lagares went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 victory versus the Yankees.

    Lagares batted out of the bottom spot in the order while playing center field for the Halos. He launched a solo shot to right field in the sixth inning to provide a temporary two-run lead. Lagares has gone 4-for-11 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored over his past three contests.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: Not starting Tuesday

    Lagares is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Lagares started the past five games and will take a seat after going 6-for-18 with a homer, two doubles, three RBI and three runs during that stretch. Scott Schebler, Taylor Ward and Luis Rengifo will start from left to right for the Halos.

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  • Angels' Juan Lagares: On bench Tuesday

    Lagares is not starting Tuesday's game against the Giants.

    Lagares has hit .194 with five extra-base hits and eight strikeouts in 18 games this month. Taylor Ward gets the start in center field Tuesday while Luis Rengifo plays right field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Constanza, Dominican Republic
Age: 33
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R