Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks Finalize $4.25M, 1-Year Contract

21 Jan

Wilmer Flores

This time, Wilmer Flores is actually leaving.

The infielder, who has spent his entire career, dating back to 2008, with the Mets, agreed Wednesday to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks with a team option, according to ESPN.

Since 2013, Flores had been a Mets fan favorite, posting a .262 batting average and being a reliable right-handed bat, oftentimes off the bench.

The 27-year-old famously cried on the field during a 2015 game when he believed he had been traded. The deal fell through, and it only endeared him more to the fanbase.

This time around, it might not be just Flores’ tears flowing.

I’m happy Wilmer got a new deal, but I still think we could’ve found some way to keep him here.