Wilmer Flores returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with a sprained right ankle and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout last night.
After the game, Terry Collins said Flores is still struggling with ankle, but he can now play.
“I don’t think [Flores is] 100 percent, but he can play,” Collins said. “Certainly the issue is whether he can cut and stop and start. That’s the pressure it puts on your ankle. We had him run the bases and he showed he was fine — he’s not a blazer — so I’m not worried about him losing a lot of speed. It’s making sure he can stop and start.”
Flores is hitting .281 with a homer and nine RBI in 34 plate appearances over nine games since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.