WASHINGTON -- Jacob deGrom and David Wright are not the only Mets who will watch the season's final six games from afar. The team also has shut down outfielder Juan Lagares, reliever Vic Black and infielder Dilson Herrera, according to manager Terry Collins.
The team's medical personnel has informed Lagares that he will not need surgery on his right elbow, which he sprained making a throw from the outfield last week in New York. But Lagares still will not play again this season, finishing with a .281 average, .703 OPS, four home runs and 13 stolen bases in 116 games.
"He's going to go through the rehab process," Collins said. "That's going to take some time to get the muscles in the elbow stronger. Like every baseball player, due to all the balls you throw, it's never clean. But it's nothing that they think they need to surgically repair, which is huge for us, because he would have missed major time next year."
Collins added that both Black (right rotator cuff strain) and Herrera (right quad strain) are done for the season. To replace Herrera on the roster, the Mets officially recalled infielder Wilfredo Tovar from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Tuesday's game. Tovar had been home in the Dominican Republic since Las Vegas was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs earlier this month.
• The Mets announced that this weekend is Fan Appreciation Weekend at Citi Field, with multiple events and giveaways on site. A complete agenda is available at mets.com/fanappreciation.
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