Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/10/13
As Met fans, who have been conditioned to focus on the future, we all waited anxiously for the debuts of Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud this season. Flores appeared first and hit the ground running, driving in nine runs in his first seven games. The 22-year old was batting .286 with a .762 OPS until he suffered a serious ankle injury which has seen his numbers and his playing time go into a steep decline. The plan was for Terry Collins to give Flores some playing time at second base where he has played the majority of this season at Triple-A Las Vegas, but the injury has kept that from happening. “It would have been nice to see him at second base,” Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. ”Certainly, we’ve got to be careful because that’s a position where agility is really necessary and if he’s not really moving that good because of the ankle it’s not the right place for him.” As for Travis d’Arnaud, he feels great, but just hasn’t looked comfortab...
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