Wilmer Flores hits one the other way

Wilmer Flores sent to Triple-A, Jon Niese activated from DL

The Mets demoted Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas and activated Jon Niese from the disabled list after Saturday’s win against the Reds.

Flores started one game at second base and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

The Mets plan to have Flores play mostly shortstop in Las Vegas (ESPN, Apr. 5).




9 comments
eric88
eric88

We found yesterday that bunting is another  thing Tejada can not do.

Stearnsfan12
Stearnsfan12

So much for Flores getting a shot, and proving he's the better option over Tejada, as some suggested he would.  Tejada hasn't been terrible so far.  Time for him to go the other way for sure, but he's been tolerable so far. Low bar for Tejada for sure, but so far he's above that low bar.  Time will tell how this ends up.

Jose Contreras
Jose Contreras

Mets should go after Eduardo Nunez. Better hitter and speed at short. And not much difference in glove

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Tejada is playing well enough right now that the Mets might as well keep him in to see if this is a fluke or is he truly can get back to form.  With Murphy at 2nd, David and 3rd, and the carousel at 1st there is no room for Flores to get regular playing time.  Flores needs regular playing time at short in case Tejada drops off again, this is a smart move by the Mets.

Luis Torres Quiñones
Luis Torres Quiñones

That's good, play him at SS while allowing him regular playing time to start hitting, once he's comfortable both on defense and confident enough on his bat he'll be ready to replace Tejada at short, for the time being.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

You should look at wilmer's minor league numbers before calling Nunez the superior hitter.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@Zach Goeringer I agree--dumb post of the day. Don't you know all you need is 100 at bats to make a final conclusion about a 22 year old rookie? Nunez ceiling is about a 1/3 of Flores'.