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Wilmer Flores | First Baseman | #4

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Mets placed INF Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a joint infection.
It seemed like a day-to-day thing, but evidently the Mets decided it was bad enough to shut Flores down for a while. It's possible he'll be back later this month. Apr 21 - 4:07 PM

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Wilmer Flores (infection) is unavailable for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

Flores is dealing with a joint infection. With Flores down for the count and Lucas Duda battling an elbow injury. Jay Bruce will draw a rare start at first base. Juan Lagares will serve as a backup infielder for the short-handed Mets. For what it's worth, manager Terry Collins expects Flores back in "a day or two."
Apr 20 - 4:08 PM

Wilmer Flores hit a two-run home run, his first of the year, in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Flores took Braves starter Jaime Garcia deep in the sixth inning to extend the Mets' lead. The homer was his first of 2017, and also his first hit in three games. He started at first base, a position at which he appeared 27 times in 2016, and given the Mets' issues there he could be in line for more time there this year.
Apr 6 - 11:53 PM

Wilmer Flores had a grand slam, a double, a walk and six RBI as the Mets steamrolled the Cardinals 16-2 on Friday.

Flores had been in the midst of a quiet spring, hitting .194/.265/.400 in 31 at-bats, but that changed today. He's been getting plenty of playing time at third with David Wright out and Jose Reyes in the WBC, but he's going to take a backseat to Reyes once the season starts. He might see more playing time at first base against lefties than at third initially.
Mar 17 - 6:12 PM

Wilmer Flores won his arbitration case against the Mets and will earn $2.2 million in 2017.

The Mets had filed at $1.8 million and MLBTradeRumors.com had projected that he'd earn $1.9 million through the arbitration process so it looks like a nice win for the player. Flores will enter the 2017 season in a utility role for the Mets but should find full-time at-bats at some point once injury inevitably strikes.
Feb 4 - 1:37 PM

Wilmer Flores requested $2.2 million and was offered $1.8 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The two sides aren't that far apart, and a union in the $2 million range isn't out of the question. MLBTradeRumors.com projected that the 25-year-old would earn $1.9 million in arbitration, which is also in the range between the figures that were filed. Flores is set to enter the 2017 season as a utility infielder for the Mets, but given the lengthy injury history of some of their veterans, there are paths available to full-time at-bats.
Jan 13 - 9:58 PM

Wilmer Flores will undergo surgery on his right wrist on Friday.

Friday's surgery will remove the hook of the hamate in the right hand. Flores has not played since injuring his wrist in a home plate collision on September 10. The surgery will sideline him through the Mets' playoff run, regardless of how long that lasts. Prior to the injury, Flores posted a .267/.319/.469 triple-slash while swatting 16 homers and driving in 49 runs over the course of 307 at-bats.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Wilmer Flores' right wrist injury is "more than a [bone] bruise."

ESPN's Adam Rubin writes that Flores will "apparently" need to undergo surgery. He won't be appearing in any of Mets playoff games this month and has not played since September 10. The 25-year-old infielder hit .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers, 49 RBI and nine steals over 307 at-bats prior to being sidelined for the season.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Wilmer Flores (wrist) has officially been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Flores missed most of September with a left wrist issue and just hasn't had enough time to recover. It's a blow for the Mets, especially if they wind up facing Madison Bumgarner in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday. "Here’s a guy who was absolutely murdering left-handed pitching and here’s a spot where he can come up big," Terry Collins said. T.J. Rivera will continue to hold down second base for the Mets, while Lucas Duda and James Loney will cover first.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Wilmer Flores (wrist) will attempt to swing a bat Friday.

It's been 20 days since Flores hurt his left wrist and four days since his last (unsuccessfully) tried to swing a bat. This looks like a last-ditch effort from Flores in hopes of being available for a potential Wild Card Game.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

He'll be shut down for another couple days and could very well be done for the year, unless the Mets can muster a deep postseason run. Flores hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 10 due to a bone bruise in his left wrist. He was slashing .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 04:12:00 PM

ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

He isn't close to swinging a bat and has already received two cortisone shots since going down with a bruised wrist two weeks ago. Flores could return if the Mets make a deep postseason run but it's a near certainty he won't be back for the final week of the regular season. Assuming that's the case, Flores will close out the 2016 campaign with 16 HR, 49 RBI and a .267 average across 307 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

Collins deemed the worry-level surrounding Flores' wrist as a "DEFCON 4," so that is somewhat disconcerting. The team had hoped that the 25-year-old infielder would be able to return to the lineup against Phillies southpaw Adam Morgan on Thursday. Flores is currently sidelined by a left wrist injury suffered in a collision at home plate on September 10. He has been given two cortisone shots in the intervening days, but Collins said Flores has not been able to swing a bat since the collision.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Wilmer Flores was given a second cortisone injection for his injured left wrist.

Flores hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since suffering a bone bruise in an awkward home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on September 10 in Atlanta, and it's going to be at least another couple days before he can return. T.J. Rivera is at second base and James Loney is at first base on Tuesday night against the Braves.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with inflammation in his left wrist.

He's been given a cortisone shot and the expectation is that he'll be ready to go in a couple days. Flores hasn't played since getting involved in a home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski last Saturday.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Josh Edgin
8Seth Lugo