It is being reported by various outlets that Wilmer Flores will not be activated off of the 15-day disabled list tonight as originally expected. Flores who is currently on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Binghamton Mets is in their lineup for the fourth straight game. Flores could possibly use a few extra at-bats as he was hitless in the last two games for Binghamton. It is not unreasonable to see Flores return sometime this weekend however, as he is currently on a rehab assignment for a strained left hamstring.
- Lucas Duda was scratched from today’s lineup with an ailing back injury. Duda had originally encountered the injury last weekend in Colorado and played through it. On Monday Duda was given an anti-inflamatory injection, and he sat out the first two games against the Nationals this week to allow his back time to heal. It’s a concerning development as Duda has now missed multiple games this week. Keep in mind he spent time on the disabled list last season from August 22-September 6th with a lower back injury as well. It will be a situation to monitor over the next couple of days to see if a move to the disabled list is in order. Eric Campbell is getting the start in Duda’s place today and batting seventh. Alejandro De Aza has been doing some work at first base in order to receive more playing time, and it could come in handy sooner rather than later. Stay posted.
- Terry Collins indicated prior to this afternoon’s game that Wilmer Flores will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday and likely be activated on Friday. It’s a great development as the corner infield spots have been a bit banged up lately and the Mets could really use Flores versatility right now. Flores was originally placed on the disabled list back on May 12th with a tweaked left hamstring and appears to be ready to be activated as soon as he is eligible.
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.