Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes likely unavailable on Friday
While the Mets rest and prepare for the playoffs, they’re dealing with some injury issues which they hope resolve themselves over the next eight days.
Terry Collins said after Thursday’s loss to the Phillies Wilmer Flores – who exited Wednesday’s game against the Phillies with back stiffness – continues to have discomfort and is unlikely to be available on Friday night against the Nationals.
But Flores told Mike Vorkunov of the Star Ledger he still expects to play this weekend at some point.
In addition, Yoenis Cespedes – who was hit by a pitch on his hand on Wednesday – is also likely to be unavailable on Friday.
Collins did not say if either would be available at any point this weekend, but seemed confident everyone would be ready for next Friday’s game against the Dodgers.