Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/8/14
The Mets announced on Wednesday that shortstop Omar Quintanilla has been designated for assignment. Quintanilla was hitting .207 in 15 games for the Mets this season.    While a corresponding move has yet to be announced, sources from beat writers are all confirming that  Wilmer Flores will be called up and activated before Friday’s game against the Phillies. The red-hot Flores had three more hits tonight including a double and two RBIs to lift his average to .307 for Triple-A Las Vegas. Over his last ten games, Flores is batting .444 with a 1.278 OPS in 27 at-bats with four home runs and 13 RBIs. An excellent run producer throughout his pro career, Flores has 25 RBI and 20 runs scored In 28 games this season. He has started 24 of those games at shortstop. While you never know with Terry Collins, I would expect the 22-year old Flores to play everyday with Ruben Tejada sliding into a backup role. Tejada has struggled mightily at the plate and is hitting .183 this season with only two...
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