Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/3/13
It’s now official. The Mets announced that they have placed David Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. As reported earlier, the Mets recalled Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas, and he is available for this afternoon’s game. However, I would expect, or should I say hope, that the Mets will promote Wilmer Flores at some point after the weekend and give him a look at second base or even third base for a good two weeks. Sandy Alderson was optimistic about Flores’ defense at second base and discussed his improved play defensively, noting his ability to turn the double play, field whatever he gets to, and his strong arm. He likened his range to Daniel Murphy and said it was not a problem. Recently, one MLB scout who has been watching Flores this season, said his defensive shortcomings at second base have been very exaggerated. Offensively, Flores’ bat has never been in question winning two Sterling Awards for most outstanding hitter, four All Star selecti...
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