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Wilmer Flores, the super-utility infielder?


BaronThe acquisitions of both Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera have provided the Mets with an infield that has no shortage of options at several positions.

Certainly, the club has taken an indirect route to creating such depth, as it’s moved their primary middle infielders in both Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada lower on the depth chart into roles more suitable for them, and could lead the Mets to consider moving Tejada in some manner before the start of the regular season.

But Flores has may have a more meaningful place on the roster thanks to his ability to play multiple positions on the infield.

Including first base.

And Terry Collins envisions Flores serving in that super-utility role on the infield. (more…)

Watch: Terry Collins discusses his infield, and Wilmer Flores’ versatility

Wilmer Flores has a fractured left ankle

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 had since been shutdown as a precaution, and would return to New York to visit with team doctors just to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong in his ankle.

His visit with team doctors did not go so well.

Ricco said on Tuesday Flores has a non-displaced fracture on his left ankle, and will wear a walking boot for the next few weeks.

Flores will not require surgery, and team doctors believe Flores will be ready for Spring Training in two months.

The Mets will be going to Spring Training with both of their big league shortstops recovering from broken parts of their leg. Tejada broke his leg in a collision with Chase Utley during Game 2 of the National League Division Series in Los Angeles.

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.

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.

Mets winter ball update – Wilmer Flores day-to-day after HBP, Juan Lagares active

Flores Lagares


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Several notable Mets are participating in Winter Ball in the caribbean during the off-season. Here’s a quick look at how they’re faring:

  • Wilmer Flores is active for Los Bravos de Margarita in his native Venezuela after a brief break following the World Series. But he’s only played in one game and not since last Thursday after he was hit by a pitch in his leg. He went 1-for-4 in his lone appearance for Los Bravos, although he played second base in that appearance.
  • Juan Lagares has played in three games for Las Aguilas Cabanas in the Dominican Winter League, and is hitless in his last two games after opening his winter with a 1-for-3 performance on Friday. He is 0-for-8 against right-handed pitching in his first three games this winter.
  • Mets prospect Wuilmer Becerra had been active for Los Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League, but hasn’t played in a week and only has four at-bats so far. Becerra, 21, is the Mets 12th best prospect according to MLB.com.
  • Johnny Monell has been productive for Los Criollos de Caguas in Puerto Rico, hitting .324/.444/.514 with a double, triple, home run and five RBI in 16 games.
  • Mets prospect Travis Taijeron has had an uneven start to his winter with Los Caribes de Anzoategui in Venezuela. He’s notched three doubles and two home runs with eight walks, but has struck out 17 times in 15 games while compiling a .234/.339/.426 line in 47 at-bats.
  • Stolmy Pimentel –  who was signed to a minor league contract last week – has been solid for Las Estrellas de Oriente in the Dominican Republic, allowing just two runs and a walk in 5 2/3 innings over three relief appearances.
  • Jenrry Mejia – who is ineligible to return to the Mets until late July, 2016 after a second PED suspension – has been up and down in seven starts for Los Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Republic. He’s 1-3 with a 4.09 ERA in 33 innings, allowing 37 hits and eight walks with 20 strikeouts.

To view stats for all of the Mets participating in Winter Ball, click here.

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