Wilmer Flores appears ticketed for Triple-A

Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores

#4 3B
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM27
  • HR1

  • RBI13

  • R8

  • OBP.248

  • AVG.211

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Terry Collins strongly implied Wilmer Flores would start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas, unless Flores somehow winds up a starter at an infield position.

And that's not really foreseeable.

"I think with what we have on the infield -- you know what? -- if he's not going to get a lot of a playing time, he's got to go play at his age," Collins said Tuesday. "Because the ceiling on his bat is too high. He's got to go get at-bats."

Collins added that he does not expect Flores to see much time at first base during spring training because of the presence of Josh Satin, Zach Lutz, Matt Clark and Brandon Allen in addition to Ike Davis and Lucas Duda.