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DENVER -- New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares rejoined the team Thursday in Denver after spending the previous two weeks on the disabled list recovering from a strained right hamstring.
To make room for him on the roster, the Mets optioned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League.
Nieuwenhuis batted .222 with a homer while helping to fill in for Lagares over the past couple weeks.
Lagares was batting a team-high .314 when he was hurt.