Update (10:09 PM ET): Matz will indeed undergo season-ending elbow surgery, the Mets announced. Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Mets starter Steven Matz has been pitching through pain for most of the season. Matz was sidelined in spring training with an elbow injury and made his regular season debut on June 10.
Mets third baseman David Wright will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie. Wright has been sidelined since May of 2016, first with a cervical disc herniation and, more recently, a shoulder impingement.
Wilmer Flores seems to have been a Met for a very long time. Since debuting in 2013, he has amassed over 1,500 plate appearances while playing no fewer than 50 games in each of the four infield spots. Along the way, he has collected 54 home runs, 192 RBI, and one dramatic last-minute reprieve from a trade to the Brewers. No wonder it's so easy to forget that he's still just 26 years old. Despite moving through the Mets system on the strength of his bat, Flores didn't get off to a hot start in the majors, putting up a paltry .675 OPS from 2013-15. But over the past two seasons, coinciding with the end of his experimental shortstop run, he has put together a .272/.318/.478 slash line -- not a dominant