Wilmer Flores’ back is getting better, but he’s still ill

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BaronWilmer Flores has had a rough week health-wise.

Flores has been battling a case of strep throat throughout the week, but also left Wednesday’s game after his lower back tightened up.

He is on an oral medication for his back pain, and he’s begun to feel better, Terry Collins said on Friday.

But Collins did not offer a timetable for Flores to return.

Flores is hitting just .241 with  two extra-base hits in his last 21 games. Collins has said recently the staff believes Flores has suffered through fatigue, which is one of the reasons his playing time has been reduced.

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