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The Mets calling up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base

Aug 5, 2013, 7:36 PM EST

Wilmer Flores AP

With David Wright expected to miss the next 3-5 weeks with a Grade 3 strain of his right hamstring, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that there’s a “good chance” the Mets will call up prospect Wilmer Flores to play third base in the next week.

Mets fans have been clamoring for Flores’ arrival for a while now. And it’s easy to understand why, as he’s batting .322/.358/.532 with 15 home runs and 86 RBI in 106 games this season with Triple-A Las Vegas. However, the biggest issue has been finding him a position. While he began his pro career at shortstop, he has mostly played second base this season. He has made 90 starts at third base in the minors, including two over the weekend.

Flores’ production has undoubtedly benefited from the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, but it’s worth a shot to see what he can do with Wright sidelined. He doesn’t turn 22 until tomorrow and it wasn’t too long ago that he was considered one of the organization’s best prospects.

Mets manager Terry Collins was previously considering moving Daniel Murphy to third base and Eric Young, Jr. to second, which likely would have opened the door for Lucas Duda to play left field coming off the disabled list.

UPDATE: The Mets announced via their team Twitter account that Flores is being called up to the majors.

  1. historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    dondada is wetting himself right now…

    • dondada10 - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Soaked.

  2. DonRSD - Aug 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Stop is with Duda. He isn’t good.

  3. detroitfanatic - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    This guy was hilarious on that 70’s show.

  4. neoshweaty - Aug 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Finally, he’s been one of the most hyped prospects in the mets system since he was 16 or 17. Hopefully he does well with the major league club.

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