Wilmer Flores has been placed on the 15-day DL after tonight’s game with a left hamstring injury. It appears Flores may have suffered the injury on Monday and tried to play through it the last couple of days, but it has not gotten any better. Flores will be headed to New York to be examined by doctors to determine the extent of his injury, which we hope is nothing serious.
Eric Campbell who seemed to be in danger of being sent back down to AAA, is now more likely than not to stay with the team. With putting Flores on the DL, it appears the Mets will recall left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin in a procedural move. In 50 at-bats this season, Flores has hit .180 with with one home run and two RBI’s, although over the last week his bat was beginning to come alive with more playing time.
The 26-year old Gilmartin has posted a 4-1 record with a 2.48 ERA in six games started at AAA Las Vegas this season. Gilmartin has 34 strikeouts in 32.2 innings pitched, and also has pitched one complete game thus far.