Kathy Kmonicek
September 16, 2014
New York Mets' Juan Lagares hits a single off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Aaron Barrett in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in New York. The Mets won 4-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Kathy Kmonicek

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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