Juan Lagares will not require right elbow surgery this winter

Juan Lagares


Juan Lagares has been battling elbow problems for more than a year, and it has unquestionably affected his ability to throw accurately and with any velocity from center field.

During the year, Terry Collins hinted the solution for Lagares is to undergo Tommy John Surgery, which of course would sideline him for most of a full year.

But Lagares played through those problems in 2015 without having surgery, although his ability to throw was exposed in the World Series none the less.

On Wednesday, Terry Collins said Lagares was having his elbow examined. But Collins said he didn’t foresee surgery being considered for Lagares, and instead will be prescribed rest and treatment on his elbow.

And according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Lagares will not require surgery this winter.

Collins said on Wednesday there are no other injury issues heading into the off-season, although that was after Curtis Granderson underwent surgery on his left thumb, news the team announced on Thursday.

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He might not require it, but will he ever be the 2014 Lagares unless he gets it?


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