Lagares feels “almost good”, but still in doubt for the Opening Day

The New York Mets appear to have averted the worst in the Juan Lagares case after the Dominican outfielder had to undergo an MRI scan after suffering a pull on the left oblique muscle.

His garden partner, Yoenis Céspedes, told ESPN Digital that Lagares had informed him that the MRI test he underwent on Monday night did not show any major injuries.

“They read the MRI today and [Lagares] just told me they have nothing,” said the Cuban on Tuesday morning prior to the spring game against the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie. “It was only a contraction and he waits, and so do I, because I have been through that in previous years, that if you give the treatment as it should be in a week, it’s already okay.”

Lagares was positive that it would not be necessary to start the regular campaign in the disabled list.

“For three days I feel better. I already feel almost good, “the Dominican told ESPN Digital on Tuesday morning. “I feel almost 100 percent now, thank God.”

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