NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets infielder Wilmer Flores broke his left ankle last month when he was hit by a pitch playing winter ball in Venezuela.
Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Tuesday at the winter meetings that Flores does not need surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.READ MORE: Driver Charged After 15-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By School Bus In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
Flores was injured in his season debut with the Bravos de Margarita in his home country. He took several days off and then returned to the lineup for three games before being shut down for the winter.READ MORE: Remote Option Returning To NYC Schools As Omicron Continues To Fuel Nationwide Spike In COVID Cases
The Mets originally thought the injury was a bruise, but learned Tuesday it was a nondisplaced fracture.
Flores hit .263 with 16 homers and 59 RBIs in his first full season in the majors. He became a fan favorite at Citi Field after he was seen crying at his shortstop position when he thought he had been dealt to Milwaukee.MORE NEWS: Mayor Adams Says Reducing Crime In New York City A Priority At Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
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