On Friday, Terry Collins told reporters he could start Wilmer Flores at second base during Sunday’s series finale against the Phillies.
Collins hasn’t committed to Flores yet, but suggested he wants as many righties in the lineup as possible against Lee.
“I’m not sure I’m going to yet because actually our left-handed hitters don’t do a lot of damage,” Collins explained. “But Cliff Lee, because he throws so many fastballs, some of our left-handers have hit him in the past so I don’t know what we’re going to do yet.”
Flores is hitting just .211 with one home run and 13 RBI since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. He has appeared in just two games in the big leagues at second base, although he’s appeared in 103 games at second base over the last two years in the minor leagues.