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Mets Recall Wilmer Flores/Option Kirk Niewenhuis

Wilmer Flores

The New York Mets today announced the club has recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and optioned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas. Flores will wear #4 and was available for last tonight’s game in Milwaukee. He went 1 for 3 in the Mets 9-1 loss. The Mets are 48-54 on the season and 8.5 games out if first place.

Flores, 22, was also with the Mets from May 8-June 25 and from April 2-6 earlier this year. He hit .225 (18-80) with three doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 25 games with New York this year. Flores was hitting .323 (71-220) with 43 runs scored, 11 doubles, 13 home runs, including one last night and 57 RBI in 55 games for Las Vegas (AAA). Flores hit in 22 straight games from June 27-July 21 for the 51s.

Nieuwenhuis, 26, was hitting .246 (14-57) with two home runs and 11 RBI in 30 games with the Mets.

FANTASY TIP: Flores and his power could see deep-mixed value with regular playing time, but the flaws in his plate discipline will suppress his upside.

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on July 25, 2014 8:16 am, in The Jock and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Not familiar with the Mets team, but sports is certainly a rough field to have a career in. One moment, you’re on a pro team, and the next you’re playing for a AAA hoping to return to the big leagues. We have a local team (the Sky Chiefs) that we sometimes check out…they are doing better than last year, I believe. I go just to catch a ball or T-shirt in the stands. Last time, I won a Bud Light Lime T-shirt from spinning a wheel. Whoa…I just went on a rambling spree….

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  2. I really do not know much about the Mets – its all Colorado Rockies or Boston Red Sox in our home! 😉

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  3. Not real familiar with the Mets but made for good reading. Thanks for the article.

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  4. I’ve never gotten into the sport of Baseball or sports in general, good read though.

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  5. Great article, nicely written. I’m not much into sports but definitely going to share this with my husband. =)

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  6. This is a great article. My daughter happens to be interning for the Mets this summer so this made me smile 🙂

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  7. This is all gibberish to me, but my cousin is a die hard Mets fan so I’ll pass this right along to him. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I am not up to date on baseball, he sound like a great player.

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  9. Not a Mets fan, but I guess its good for the team so good for them!

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  10. That name sounds Dominican. 🙂 I used to know everything about Baseball when I lived in the Dominican Republic, but I haven’t watched since I’ve been living in the USA.

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  11. Big welcome to him. I’m sure he’s excited to be there too!

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