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Mets CF Juan Lagares leaves game with elbow injury

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 16, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has left New York's game against the Miami Marlins before the start of the fifth inning because of a hyperextended right elbow.

Lagares appeared to be injured in the fourth inning Tuesday night when he fielded Jarrod Saltalamacchia's sinking liner on a short hop and quickly came up throwing to force out Garrett Jones at second base. Lagares could be seen wincing on television replays.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced Lagares in center field.

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