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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 7 - 11:10 AM

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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.
Oct 6 - 1:31 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.
Oct 1 - 2:42 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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Darrell Ceciliani
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Jon Niese
6Logan Verrett
7Zack Wheeler
8Rafael Montero
9Josh Smoker
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Carlos Torres
5Sean Gilmartin
6Erik Goeddel
7Dario Alvarez
8Jenrry Mejia
9Jeff Walters
10Josh Edgin
11Stolmy Pimentel