Flores is not starting Wednesday against Miami.
Flores owns an excellent .405/.450/.716 slash line with six homers and just six strikeouts over his last 22 games. Eduardo Escobar will be the second baseman Wednesday, with Jake Lamb starting at third base.
Flores went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Reds.
Flores, who has a career-best .357 on-base percentage in 2019, batted leadoff for just the fifth time this season. It appears manager Torey Lovullo is looking to unlock the team from its recent offensive funk, so he tweaked the order. Arizona has scored three or fewer runs in nine straight games and lost seven of them, dropping 5.5 games back in the wild-card race.
Flores is not in Saturday's lineup against the Reds.
He is hitting .276 with one home run in 29 at-bats this month. Flores has started in seven of the last 10 games with six of those starts coming against same-handed pitching. Ildemaro Vargas is starting at second base and batting leadoff.
Flores is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mets.
Flores has started six of the last eight games, with five of those starts coming against righties. He is hitting .250 with one home run in 24 at-bats over that stretch. Jake Lamb draws the start at third base against righty Marcus Stroman while Eduardo Escobar slides over to the keystone.
Flores went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Flores' fifth-inning blast was all the Diamondbacks' offense could muster against Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom. For Flores, the homer was his ninth and first off a right-hander in 2019. He was recently promoted from being a starter against left-handed pitching only to playing every day.
Flores went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 7-5 win over the Reds.
For the second consecutive game, Flores was in the lineup against a right-handed starter, a departure from manager Torey Lovullo's established pattern of starting him against left-handers only. While most of his power has come against lefties this season, Flores has a respectable .299 batting average against righties. It looks like Lovullo will use Flores over Jake Lamb for the time being as the Diamondbacks chase down a playoff spot.
Flores started against a right-hander and went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Padres.
Flores has been a lineup regular against left-handed starters, but his hot hitting, coupled with the struggles of Jake Lamb, has prompted manager Torey Lovullo to re-think the deployment of Flores, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. On Wednesday, the manager walked back comments he made last week about the infielder's ability to play an expanded role and then put him in the lineup in place of Lamb against San Diego right-hander Chris Paddack. "We'll see how that plays out over the next couple days," Lovullo said prior to Wednesday's series finale against the Padres, in which Flores started at second base and batted fifth. "I'm thinking about it for right now." Since returning from a foot injury July 19, Flores has hit .380/.424/.633 over 79 at-bats. During the same time frame, Lamb slashed .176/.290/.330 over 91 at-bats.
Flores did not play in Friday's game against the Dodgers.
It's not surprising that Flores sat against a right-hander -- it's been standard practice since he returned from a foot injury in July -- but he's been the team's hottest hitter (17-for-30, 1.673 OPS) over the past two weeks. His defensive limitations may be part of manager Torey Lovullo's reasoning behind not having him in the lineup daily, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Lovullo would not acknowledge Piecoro's theory, but the manager said he doesn't want to ask too much of Flores and wanted to keep him fresh for the days that he plays, suggesting that Flores will remain on the bench most days against right-handers despite what has been a dominant stretch of hitting.
Flores went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 11-5 win over the Dodgers.
The back injury that Flores experienced earlier this week has not slowed him. He's recorded multiple hits in the two games since his return and has six in his last eight starts, going 17-for-30 with four home runs and 10 RBI during that stretch. The Diamondbacks have been using him primarily against left-handed starters, but with Jake Lamb's issues piling up (.103 over last 13 games) and Flores holding his own against righties (.306), he may be used more frequently.
Flores returned to the lineup Monday and went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 6-4 win over the Giants.
Flores sat out three games over the weekend with a back issue but was available to play if needed. He got the start Monday against a right-hander (Tyler Beede) -- something that's become increasingly rare since his return from a foot injury mid-July.
Flores (back) is starting at second base and hitting fifth Monday against the Giants, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Flores has been cleared to rejoin the lineup after missing the past four games with a minor back injury. The utility man, who is slashing .361/.409/.607 with four home runs and a 5:7 K:BB in 25 second-half games, will face righty Tyler Beede in his first game back.
Flores has a minor back injury and hasn't seen game action since Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo said Flores has been available off the bench the last couple days, so it doesn't appear to be a serious concern. It's poor timing for the 28-year-old, as he has a .421/.463/.789 slash line with four home runs in 16 games in August.
Flores went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's victory over San Francisco.
Flores entered the game with a lifetime .176 average against Madison Bumgarner but collected a pair of hits against the southpaw Sunday, including a 422-foot homer to left field in the fifth inning. The two-hit performance capped a fantastic three-game stretch against the Giants in which Flores went 8-for-13 with three home runs. The 28-year-old has been red-hot in August, batting .457 (16-for-35) in 15 games.
Flores went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Saturday's 11-6 loss to the Giants.
Flores wasn't originally scheduled to play, but Ketel Marte (back) was scratched from the initial lineup and Flores was the most successful Diamondbacks hitter on the night. His run production came in the first inning, as he plated Jarrod Dyson with a double before scoring on an error. Flores has managed multiple hits in his last three starts, going 9-for-12 with three homers and five RBI in that span. For the year, the infielder has a .309/.354/.459 line with five homers, 21 RBI and 20 runs scored across 181 at-bats.
Flores went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 10-9 extra-innings loss to the Giants.
With one out in the eighth inning, the 28-year-old clipped a solo shot off reliever Tony Watson to bring the Diamondbacks within three. He then hit a pivotal long ball in the 10th off Will Smith as Arizona once again rallied to tie the score. Flores has now hit three home runs over the last three games, bringing his season total to five. Through 64 games, Flores is batting .295/.342/.443.
Flores went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI overall in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Rockies.
Flores came through with an RBI single in the first inning and followed up with the solo homer in the fifth to help build a 5-2 lead, though the Diamondbacks were unable to hold on for the win. The home run is the 27-year-old's first since being activated off the injured list July 18, and he has a .318/.362/.432 slash line in 44 at-bats since rejoining the team.
Flores will start at second base and bat second Wednesday against the Yankees.
Flores drew starts the past two days when the Diamondbacks opposed left-handed pitchers Caleb Smith and J.A. Happ, and now he'll stick in the lineup for a third straight game with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on the bump for New York. His inclusion in the starting nine shouldn't be taken as an indication that Flores has captured a full-time role, as he's likely just starting Wednesday so Ketel Marte can get a breather. Flores still appears to be a short-side platoon player for Arizona.
Flores went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
Flores started against Baltimore left-hander John Means, just the second start in the seven games since he was activated off the injured list. He went hitless in his first seven plate appearances before rapping out a pair of hits Wednesday. Flores is expected to be in the lineup whenever a lefty is on the mound. When the Diamondbacks face a right-hander, manager Torey Lovullo has used Eduardo Escobar at second base and Jake Lamb at third.
Flores (foot) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Flores has been sidelined since mid-May with a fractured right foot, but he's been cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks after completing a six-game rehab assignment during which he went 11-for-22 with four doubles, five RBI and a 2:2 BB:K. The utility infielder is expected to see regular at-bats against lefties, though he could find himself on the bench more often than not with a right-hander starting for the opposition. Kevin Cron was optioned to Triple-A Reno to free up a spot on the roster for Flores.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Flores (foot) will play against every left-hander when he returns, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Flores, who could be activated for Thursday's series opener against the Brewers, may not have a full-time role. Lovullo said Flores "will get every lefty," meaning Eduardo Escobar would slide to third base. When a right-hander's on the mound, Escobar will likely play second base while Jake Lamb handles third base. That leaves Christian Walker as the team's primary first baseman.
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|2010||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||66||277||30||77||18||2||7||44||23||37||2||1||.342||.433||.278|
|2010||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||67||277||32||83||18||1||4||40||9||40||2||4||.324||.415||.300|
|2011||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||133||516||52||139||26||2||9||81||27||68||2||2||.309||.380||.269|
|2012||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||64||242||31||70||12||0||10||42||18||30||3||2||.336||.463||.289|
|2013||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||107||424||69||136||36||4||15||86||25||63||1||3||.357||.531||.321|
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|2017||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||1||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||--||--||0||0||.500||.750||.500|
|2017||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||2||8||4||3||1||0||1||2||--||2||0||0||.444||.875||.375|