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Wilmer Flores | Shortstop

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Wilmer Flores (back) is not expected to play Friday either.
Flores made an early exit from Wednesday's game with stiffness in his lower back and was still feeling the discomfort on Thursday. It's get-healthy time for the National League East-champion Mets. Flores should be fine by the start of the NLDS next Friday. Oct 1 - 2:42 PM

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Wilmer Flores left Wednesday's game with lower back stiffness.

Flores didn't appear to be dealing with anything too serious before being removed from the game. It sounds minor, and Flores shouldn't be sidelined too long as a result.
Sep 30 - 9:35 PM

Wilmer Flores left Wednesday's game against the Phillies with an undisclosed injury.

Either that, or Mets manager Terry Collins wanted to get Flores out of the game in the top of the fourth inning for some baseball-related reason. Flores was replaced by pinch-runner Ruben Tejada. He was 1-for-2 before leaving. The Mets should provide some clarity soon.
Sep 30 - 8:47 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that the coaches believe Wilmer Flores is "running out of gas."

The numbers don't really back up the theory, at least from Flores' priduction at the plate. His .288/.315/.432 line from the second half is better than his first half line and his .283/.327/.413 line from this month is better than his line for the season. Nevertheless, Ruben Tejada is making a third straight start at shortstop Friday and it appears Flores will be given ample rest down the stretch.
Sep 25 - 4:17 PM

Wilmer Flores went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run but the Mets lost on Sunday to the Marlins.

Flores homered off of Chris Narveson in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. He's homered in back-to-back games and now has 16 on the season with 58 RBI and a .263/.295/.422 batting line.
Sep 6 - 4:43 PM

Wilmer Flores rejoined the Mets on Friday after returning home to Venezuela for a family emergency on Wednesday.

He walked in his lone plate appearance in Friday's loss to the Marlins. He should take his regular place in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Sep 5 - 8:30 AM

Wilmer Flores has been excused from the Mets until Friday due to a family emergency.

Flores' grandfather had a heart attack so he's rushing home to Venezuela. New York won't put him on the family medical emergency list because major league rosters have already expanded. He should be in Miami on Friday.
Sep 2 - 4:29 PM

Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day of rest. The Mets are going with Ruben Tejada at shortstop and Juan Uribe at second base (yes, you read that correctly).
Aug 30 - 10:30 AM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-6 with a double, two home runs, and five RBI as the Mets demolished the Phillies on Monday.

The Mets set a franchise record with eight home runs. Flores hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off of Adam Morgan, and followed up with a three-run blast in the fifth against Hector Neris, helping the Mets reclaim the lead. Flores is on a six-game hitting streak and a five-game RBI streak. Overall, he's slashing .265/.298/.418 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.
Aug 24 - 11:25 PM

Wilmer Flores clubbed a walk-off homer in the 12th inning to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Friday.

You couldn't write it up any better. Flores, who cried on the field Wednesday night after believing that he had been traded to the Brewers, drove in both runs for the Mets on Friday night and was the most popular person at Citi Field. After hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning, he took Felipe Rivero deep to lead off the bottom of the 12th to end it. It was a feel-good moment for Flores and for the Mets, who are two games back of the Nationals in the NL East.
Aug 1 - 12:05 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Wilmer Flores will head to the Brewers with Zack Wheeler in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez.

It's unclear if he'll be utilized at shortstop for the Mets, or if he'll take over their vacancy at third base. The 23-year-old was hitting .249/.281/.379 with 10 homers and 40 RBI in 92 games with the Mets this season. It's a nice haul for the Brewers in exchange for a year-plus of Gomez.
Jul 29 - 9:17 PM

Wilmer Flores is out of the Mets' lineup again Tuesday.

Flores has now been on the bench for three straight games following the additions of Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. With Ruben Tejada as the regular shortstop, he will have to make the best of his opportunities as a bench player. Uribe is starting at third base Tuesday and Daniel Murphy will play second base.
Jul 28 - 3:32 PM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI as the Mets beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday.

Flores gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with a single, and added the final run in their four-run ninth inning with a ground out to make it 7-2. The infielder, playing second base for the better part of three-plus weeks, has a meager .252/.285/.387 triple-slash line with 10 home runs and 40 RBI.
Jul 21 - 10:20 PM

Wilmer Flores posted his third straight game with three-plus hits in Sunday's 8-0 win over the Dodgers, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI.

The way he's going, Flores is probably dreading the All-Star Break. He hit an RBI single in the first inning against Mets starter Mike Bolsinger, then followed it up with a run-scoring infield single in the fourth and an RBI double in the eighth. Flores is 11 for his last 16 and has recorded three or more hits in each of his last three games. Overall, he's hitting .258/.289/.412 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 31 runs scored.
Jul 5 - 7:28 PM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Flores knocked in a run with a single in the eighth inning. He's been absolutely sizzling this holiday weekend, with seven hits in his last 11 at-bats and back-to-back three-hit games. His recent hot stretch is not indicative of how he's been hitting all season, as he's slashing .248/.280/.398 with 10 homers and 35 RBI. The power and run-production are swell enough, but the average could use some work.
Jul 4 - 10:51 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
3Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
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S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Logan Verrett
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Dario Alvarez
11Tim Stauffer
12Jerry Blevins
13Buddy Carlyle
14Josh Edgin