Flores Day To Day, X-rays On Finger Negative

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April 29

Wilmer Flores is listed as day to day after x-rays taken on Monday afternoon came back negative. He should be back in a couple of days.

April 28

Wilmer Flores was pulled from Sunday’s game after the shortstop jammed his finger on Sunday. He was 1-for-2 with a run scored, but looked uncomfortable at the plate and had trouble throwing. He was replaced by Daniel Muno who picked up a pair of hits.

Adam Rubin looked into it and reports that the injury is not believed to be serious, however he is expected to undergo precautionary X-rays on Monday.

After a slow start, Flores has been very hot at the plate lately for Las Vegas, hitting in nine of his last ten games with a .286 batting average, a .388 on-base, and 12 runs scored in that span.

Overall, he has his average up to .250 with one homer and 11 RBIs in 20 games.

His defense at shortstop remains a work in progress and he has six errors already. A scout said that the errors were reaction errors that should get better the more he plays, sort of like we saw from Daniel Murphy when he first started playing second base.

The good news is that he has improved his range and is getting to balls he never could before, and that his arm remains as strong as ever.

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