Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mets Notes

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Mets Notes

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Flores' status

Wilmer Flores (hamstring) may be activated for tonight's game, and when he returns he's expected to become the team's starting first baseman. Flores is 2-for-11 during his rehab assignment with Class AA Binghamton after going 0-for-3 on Thursday. He was hitting only .180 in the majors before his injury.

Infielder Matt Reynolds or utility man Ty Kelly figure to be demoted when Flores returns.

Dodgers prospect

The Dodgers have promoted prospect Julio Urias to start in place of Alex Wood tonight.

Urias, a 19-year-old lefty, is MLB.com's No. 2 overall prospect and the top-ranked pitching prospect. Urias posted a 1.10 ERA with Class AAA Oklahoma City and averaged more than a strikeout per inning.

The Mets are 4-5 against lefty pitchers this season, and one of those losses came in a game Wood started when he held New York to two runs in 6 1/3 innings at Dodger Stadium on May 10.

Utley, take two

Chase Utley figures to play at Citi Field for the first time since his takeout slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg in Game 2 of the NLDS last season. …

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