Wilmer Flores Biography
Wilmer Flores (Full name- Wilmer Alejandro Flores Garcia) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder who was born on August 6, 1991, Valencia, Venezuela. Currently, he plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). From 2013 through 2018, Flores played in MLB for the New York Mets.
Wilmer Flores Wife | Girlfriend
Apparently Wilmer is a very private fella, at this point we are not aware of any relationships or the current status of his love life.
Wilmer Flores Brother
Wilmer Flores, the star the Mets signed out of Venezuela on his 16th birthday who turned out to be a career .260 hitter, has a brother with the name Wilmer Flores. Not a step-brother or a half-brother, but his actual younger brother. To make it even worse, he has a THIRD brother with the name Wilmer Flores.
Wilmer Flores Age
Flores was born on August 6, 1991, Valencia, Venezuela. Flores signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela with the Mets on his 16th birthday, on August 6, 2007. He is 27 years old as of 2018.
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Wilmer Flores gained a promotion to the Mets on August 6, on the day of his 22nd birthday. Pitcher Bobby Parnell was placed on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck to make room for Flores on the roster. He made his debut that day against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field going 0-for-4 at the plate and committing an error in the sixth inning in what would be a 3–2 Mets win.
Flores notched his first career major league hit on August 7, a single in the bottom of the second inning off Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacín. He hit a base clearing double off pitcher Manny Corpas for his first three major league RBIs, in the bottom of the eight inning, with bases loaded. The Mets went on to win 5–0.
Rumors spread during the Padres-Mets game on July 29 2015, that Flores had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, along with pitcher Zack Wheeler, for Carlos Gómez. Despite the rumors, Flores remained in the game, and was visibly emotional (he was crying) when he returned to the field as fans began to give him a standing ovation. Flores later explained his disappointment in learning that he would be leaving the only baseball organization he’d ever known.
After the game, however, General Manager Sandy Alderson told the media that no trade had occurred, saying “social media got ahead of the facts.” Mets’ manager Terry Collins also told the media that he knew nothing about the potential trade and had told Flores while the events played out, “Listen, I don’t know what’s going on, but you’ve got a game to play, let’s play baseball.” Later, it was reported that the Mets backed out of the trade after a concern about Gómez’s physical as a medical report showed an issue with his hip.
Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off home run to give the Mets a win against the Brewers on April 15, 2018. This was his third career walk-off home run. Flores drove in the winning run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Mets a 4–3 victory on June 26. He had driven in the Mets’ first two runs as well earlier in the game.
Flores’s game winner was his 9th walk-off RBI of his young career. He tied David Wright for the most walk-off RBIs in Mets’ history. In the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 9, Flores hit a pinch-hit walk-off home run, breaking Wright’s record for the most walk-off RBI of any player in Mets franchise history.
Wilmer Flores became a free agent at the end of the 2018 season when the Mets did not tender his contract. Subsequently, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wilmer Flores News
Wilmer Flores said that he misses the Mets and New York, but is happy with his new life in Arizona with the Diamondbacks. Sure, living in the desert makes it harder to get whatever kind of food he wants at 3 a.m., a luxury to which he became accustomed in the Big Apple. But traffic isn’t nearly as bad and, let’s be honest, rent is far more reasonable.
“I’m getting a bigger house for what I was paying,” Flores said, laughing. “A much bigger house.”
Lifestyle perks aside, Flores also is employed by a team that wants him. The Mets non-tendered Flores, their longtime utility infielder/pinch hitter, in November, thus making him a free agent one year ahead of schedule.
Wilmer Flores Contract | Diamondbacks
After the end of the 2018 season, the Mets did not tender Flores’ contract which made him a free agent. The Diamondbacks formally announced the signing of Flores on a one year contract on January 21, 2019.
Flores’ contract guarantees him $4.2million. He will earn a $3.75 million base salary in 2019 and have a $500 thousand buyout on a $6 million option for the 2020 season. The contract also contains a club option for a second season
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