A tough spring training for the Mets continues, as Wilmer Flores left the today's game against the Yankees after fouling a ball off his foot. He was later seen leaving the facility in a boot and has been sent for X-Rays. Flores told Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes that he was in "a lot of pain" after the game.
With Flores potentially sidelined and Daniel Murphy still nursing a pulled hamstring, the Mets have lost both of their projected starting middle infielders over the past few days. Flores was having a strong spring, batting .371/.378/.657 with two home runs while playing decent defense, albeit with three errors.
If Flores is going to miss significant time, Ruben Tejada, Matt Reynolds, and Danny Muno will all receive further consideration for a spot on the team. Both Reynolds and Muno have put up strong spring training numbers, each with an OPS north of .800. However, neither projects to be much more than a utility infielder long-term, so relying on either to start for an extended period is sub-optimal. The Mets could also retract their previous statements regarding Dilson Herrera not breaking camp with the major league team in order to add some additional middle infield depth.