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Mets injury update: Wilmer Flores will begin rehab assignment on Tuesday

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Flores was placed on the 15-day DL on May 12 with a hamstring injury.

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Wilmer Flores is almost ready to return to the Mets. Over the weekend, Terry Collins said that the Mets' infielder, who has been on the disabled list since May 12 because of a hamstring injury, is set to start his rehab assignment on Tuesday. Flores is eligible to return from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets will open up a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at home.

When Flores hit the disabled list, the Mets called up left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin for a few days. They then sent him back to Las Vegas and called up infielder Matt Reynolds, who has gone 0-for-4 in his brief time in the big leagues and could return to the minors when Flores is activated—assuming Lucas Duda's back injury doesn't land him on the disabled list.

Flores, who became a folk hero last season after he and Zack Wheeler were nearly traded away for Carlos Gomez, was off to a slow start this season in limited playing time. He has hit just .180/.255/.280 in 55 plate appearances this season.