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Wilmer Flores Injury: Updates on Mets 3B's Hand and Return

Brian Marron@@brianmarron398Featured Columnist

New York Mets' Wilmer Flores drives in a run with a single off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Cory Luebke during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Mets won 6-5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores suffered a hand contusion Thursday after being hit with a pitch by Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Flores Active vs. Braves

Saturday, June 18

Flores was active against Atlanta on Saturday.


Flores a Capable Option in Mets' Struggling Offense

Flores has been on fire as of late. Before Thursday's game, Newsday's Marc Carig provided a look at the 24-year-old's numbers:

Marc Carig @MarcCarig

Wilmer Flores since June 3, the start of the Mets’ last road trip: .375/.422/.525.

Flores was struggling to even come close to his numbers last season, when he hit 16 home runs and 59 RBI while batting .263. He is currently hitting .250 with two homers and only nine RBI, so Flores still may not match his 2015 statistics, but at least he is starting to show some life at the plate.

New York ranks second-to-last in the National League with 240 runs scored, so it needs all the firepower it can get offensively. Getting Flores back without missing any time may not provide a major boost offensively, but he's a step in the right direction.

Statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com unless otherwise noted.

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