Mets infielder Wilmer Flores suffered a wrist injury when he was involved in a collision at home plate with catcher A.J. Pierzynski last month. Unfortunately, his wrist never got better even after a couple of cortisone injections.
Now the Mets have found out that Flores has “more than a bone bruise” and will undergo surgery, ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports. According to Newsday’s Marc Carig, hamate bone surgery is scheduled for later this week.
Flores, 25, had the best season — offensively speaking — of his career, finishing the regular season with a .267/.319/.469 triple-slash line with 16 home runs and 49 RBI in 335 plate appearances. He played first, second, and third base as well as shortstop, providing value to the Mets with his versatility.