Wilmer Flores shutdown from winter ball as a precaution

Wilmer Flores

BaronWilmer Flores began playing winter ball for Los Bravos de Margarita in his native Venezuela in late November, but in his first game on November 26, he was hit by a pitch in his ankle which shut him down for nearly a week.

Flores returned to action on December 2, and played both ends of a doubleheader and the following two games for Los Bravos, going 3-for-10 with an RBI in those four games.

But assistant GM John Ricco said on Sunday in Nashville Flores has since been shutdown as a precaution, and could return to New York to visit with team doctors just to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong in his ankle.

Flores hit .263/.295/.408 with 16 home runs and 59 RBI in 137 regular season games for the Mets in 2015. He went 8-for-41 with three extra-base hits in the postseason.

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