Wilmer Flores Homers In Return To Winter Ball Action

Photo by Liderendeportes.com
Photo by Liderendeportes.com

Last Thursday Wilmer Flores was hit by a pitch on his left heel and was out of the lineup until last night for the Bravos de Margarita. In game one of Venezuelan League action, Flores played second base and batted fifth. He crushed a solo home run to left field in his first at bat which you can watch here.

He finished the first game going 1 for 3 with the homer and struck out against former Mets farmhand Deolis Guerra. He was part of two double plays turned on defense and fielded the other two ground ball chances he had cleanly.

Flores was at second base again in the second game but was slid up to the cleanup spot in the lineup. He went 0-2 with a walk and is now 2 for 9 in his first three games.

Here is the rest of the Mets players in action last night in winter ball:

Puerto Rican League

Criollos de Caguas

Johnny Monell – 0 for 5, walk, two strikeouts (.319/.417/.486 in 72 at bats).

Arnaldo Berrios – 1 for 6, walk, two runs, three strikeouts (4 for 17 with six walks in 13 games).

Indios de Mayaguez

T.J. Rivera – 0 for 2 with a walk (.361/.425/.500 with five RBI in 36 at bats).

Mexican League

Aguilas de Mexicali

Xorge Carrillo – 0 for 3 with strikeout (.268/.331/.380 in 108 at bats).

Dominican League

Aguilas Cibaenas

Juan Lagares – 0 for 3 with walk and strikeout (3 for 17, two walks, five strikeouts).

Dilson Herrera is playing winter ball in the Colombian League for the Toros de Sincelejo and he hit his first homerun on Tuesday night. He was 5 for 13 with a double and stolen base before the game Tuesday.

Jeremy Hefner is a free agent but was always a well liked Met and last night he made his first pro start since August 6th, 2014. He pitched four scoreless innings for the Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican League. He made his return to the mound last week pitching  1.2 scoreless innings.

The Estrellas de Oriente announced yesterday that new Met Stolmy Pimentel has bicep tendinitis in his throwing arm and could miss the rest of the winter ball season. He was 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 5.2 innings for the Estrellas before the injury.

For more winter league and Mets minor league coverage head over to MetsMinors.net including Gavin Cecchini being ranked 14th on the KATOH Top 100 prospects list which you can read here.

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