Lucas Duda's recent trip to the disabled list has made the need for the return of Wilmer Flores all the more urgent, but the Mets have opted to keep him at Binghamton for at least one more game before activating him from the disabled list. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco had originally said Flores might return as early as today.
Flores, who proclaimed himself ready to return to the majors, has been rehabbing with the Binghamton Mets this week. Though Flores usually plays on the left side of the infield, he's mostly been playing first base during his rehab stint. He's expected to spend significant time at the position with Duda on the DL.
Flores has gone only 2-for-11 at the plate in his rehab stint thus far. He has hit just .180 with a .255 OBP and one home run with the Mets before being put on the disabled list with a hamstring injury on May 12.
The Mets will be hoping Flores's numbers will be closer to last year's upon his return. He finished 2015 with a .263/.295/.408 line and 16 home runs in 510 plate appearances.