Juan Lagares Records First Major-League Hit in Debut

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Juan Lagares Records First Major-League Hit in Debut
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The ball laid on the top shelf of Juan Lagares' new locker at Citi Field. A yellow piece of paper taped on read, in red marker, “First ML Hit 4/23/13.” The whirlwind day for Lagares began when he boarded a red-eye flight from Colorado Springs and landed in New York at 9 a.m. join the Mets after the team unexpectedly called him up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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