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TC foresees Wilmer in the corner

PHOENIX -- Wilmer Flores produced his first big league homer Sunday, capping the scoring in the ninth inning with a solo shot in the Mets' 9-5 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He now has nine RBIs, matching Mike Jacobs' franchise record for most runs driven in through six career games.

So where does Flores play long term with third base locked up by David Wright, assuming the rookie's production continues?

Mets manager Terry Collins does not see it being second base, the position Flores primarily played at Las Vegas, because the rookie's first-step quickness would be lacking.

"We're going to try to play him a game at second base, but the way he swings the bat, you look down the road in the future, and mostly likely he's going to be on the corner -- because he's going to be a run-producing guy," Collins said.

Flores, by the way, did get the baseball from his first major league homer. A Mets fan caught the opposite-field shot against Heath Bell at Chase Field and exchanged it for a signed Flores baseball.