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Wilmer Flores | Shortstop | #4

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Wilmer Flores (ankle) said Thursday he is working out at full strength.
He also said he expects to be 100 percent for spring training. Flores suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle on November 26, but the injury shouldn't hold him back when camp kicks into gear later this month. The 24-year-old is expected to be a reserve player for the Mets this year. Feb 4 - 5:27 PM

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Wilmer Flores (ankle) has shed his walking boot and is scheduled to begin hitting this week.

Flores suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle bone on November 26 while playing in the Venezuelan Winter League, but he's already working out at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The 24-year-old functioned as New York's primary shortstop for most of 2015, but he's expected to shift to a utility infielder role this year.
Jan 27 - 12:34 PM

Wilmer Flores could serve as the Mets' backup first baseman in 2016.

Michael Cuddyer retired one year into his contract last Friday, so the Mets suddenly don't have a backup for Lucas Duda at first base. Flores was already expected to move into a utility role following the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera, so he'll now get some reps at first base as well. The 24-year-old has appeared in 20 game at first base in the minors, so the position isn't completely unfamiliar to him.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Wilmer Flores was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the left ankle bone.

Flores suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League. He'll wear a boot, but the Mets expect he'll be ready for spring training. As of now, the 24-year-old appears likely to share playing time at shortstop in 2016.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:41:00 PM

Wilmer Flores is returning home from winter ball after getting hit in the ankle by a pitch.

Flores will leave his Venezuelan Winter league team to return to the United States to be checked out. The Mets aren't alarmed by his injury though and it isn't expected to impact his availability for spring training. The 24-year-old was playing second base in Venezuela, perhaps in preparation for a new role with the club in 2016.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Wilmer Flores (calf) returned to action with his Venezuelan Winter League team on Wednesday.

Flores took five days off after getting struck in the calf last week by a pitch. It was just a precautionary move. The 24-year-old has been playing second base primarily in Venezuela. He made 96 starts at short and 30 starts at second this summer with the Mets.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Wilmer Flores lost 10 pounds in five days while dealing with strep throat.

Flores has also been dealing with lower back stiffness in recent days, but it isn't going to keep him off the Mets' roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers. However, Ruben Tejada is expected to see most of the playing time at shortstop during the series.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Wilmer Flores said Tuesday that his back feels good.

Flores sat out the final four games of the regular season with some back stiffness, but he's good to go for the NLDS. However, Ruben Tejada is likely to get most of the playing time at shortstop.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 01:31:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 02:42:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 09:35:00 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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 08:47:00 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.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:17:00 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.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:43:00 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.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 08:30:00 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.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Bartolo Colon
7Rafael Montero
8Logan Verrett
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Erik Goeddel
7Jenrry Mejia
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Dario Alvarez
12Jim Henderson
13Jeff Walters
14Josh Smoker