Wilmer Flores has suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle after being hit by a pitch during a winter league game. The 24-year-old will wear a boot for the next few weeks, but he won't require surgery and is expected to be ready in time for spring training.
Flores hit .263/.295/.408 with 16 home runs, splitting time between second base and shortstop, in 2015. He hit .296/.329/.479 with six home runs over his final 44 regular season games.
The Mets recently tendered a contract to Ruben Tejada, who will likely battle Flores for playing time at shortstop in 2016. The Mets are also considered to be one of the favorites to land Ben Zobrist, who has played 229 career games at shortstop but did not make an appearance there last season. Beyond Flores and Tejada, the only other shortstop on the Mets' 40-man roster is Matt Reynolds, who has yet to play in a major league game.