Mets Recall Wilmer Flores, Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Las Vegas

To make room for Wilmer Flores on the roster, the Mets have optioned Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas. 

Nieuwenhuis was 2 for his last 20, and has batted .246 with two home runs and 11 RBI for Mets this season.

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Wilmer Flores is en-route to join the Mets in Milwaukee for their series opener tonight against the Brew-Crew.

There has been no corresponding move as of yet. None of the Mets beat writers had the story, as it was first announced on the Mets twitter account.

Some speculation can be made on this. It is possible that Ruben Tejada did not feel well when he woke up today and might be headed to the DL. Another possibility is that the Mets have decided to move to five outfielders and have sent down/cut Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Chris Young or Bobby Abreu.

Some conspiracy theorists might suggest that the Mets are close to a deal to move Daniel Murphy. No reports of anything like that so far but I suppose it could be a long-shot speculation. I don’t think this is the case.

Flores is batting .323 with a .367 on-base percentage and 13 home runs for Las Vegas this season. He is batting .341 with 8 home runs and 28 RBI in July and recently had a 22-game hitting streak snapped.

We will update this post as more information is reported.

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