After suffering a hamstring injury Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is set to miss some time.

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Flores Comments on Hamstring Injury

Thursday, May 12

According to’s Adam Rubin, the Mets will place the 24-year-old utility man on the 15-day disabled list.

Per’s Anthony DiComo, Flores was disheartened by the ailment when asked about it following Wednesday’s win over the Dodgers: “It’s definitely frustrating. But what are you going to do?”

After serving as New York’s starting shortstop for much of the 2015 campaign, Flores shifted into a reduced role entering 2016.

The Mets signed Asdrubal Cabrera to be the starter at shortstop, while Flores has instead filled in as the primary backup at all four infield positions.

The Venezuela native is hitting just .180 with one home run and two RBI in 50 at-bats this season on the heels of a year that saw him register a .263 batting average with 16 homers and 59 RBI.

The Mets were widely reported to have nearly traded Flores to the Milwaukee Brewers in a deal for outfielder Carlos Gomez last year, but it fell through, and Flores remained on the team, as detailed by CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder. The Mets later acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers in a separate transaction.

While Flores’ absence won’t impact New York’s everyday lineup, it does leave the team without a backup for Cabrera and second baseman Neil Walker.

Eric Campbell figures to fill in on the corners, but without the benefit of depth up the middle, manager Terry Collins will likely have to rely on his starters even more.


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