Flores had a .240/.296/.400 slash line with one home run in 10 games before the suspension of spring training.
The 28-year-old joined San Francisco on a two-year, $6 million deal in February after the Diamondbacks declined his club option earlier in the offseason despite him posting an .848 OPS in 89 games last season. Flores figures to split time at second base with Mauricio Dubon once play resumes, though both players should also work in a utility role.
Flores agreed to a multiyear contract with San Francisco on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Flores hit an impressive .317/.361/.487 with nine home runs, 37 RBI and 31 runs scored across 89 games for the Diamondbacks in 2019. The 28-year-old will compete with Mauricio Dubon for playing time at second base, and he could serve in a utility role having played all four infield positions throughout his seven years in the majors. Flores' versatility in the infield will allow the Giants to rest either Brandon Crawford or Brandon Belt when needed against left-handed pitching.
Flores' $6 million club option was declined by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, making him a free agent.
Flores recorded a career-high .848 OPS but only managed to hit nine home runs with 37 RBI over 89 games played in 2019. The 28-year-old shouldn't have trouble finding a place on another roster given career numbers against lefties.
Flores is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.
Flores has hit very well down the stretch, posting a .383/.426/.670 slash line while striking out just 8.9 percent of the time over his last 28 games. Eduardo Escobar slides to second base Saturday, with Jake Lamb starting at third.
Flores went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Flores ended the game only a triple shy of the cycle. He began producing immediately, lacing a two-run double in the first frame. Five innings later, he capped a seven-run inning for the Diamondbacks by clubbing a two-run homer, his ninth of the season. Though his campaign was derailed by a foot injury that cost him two months, he's posted a strong .316/.362/.488 line across 87 contests.
Flores remains on the bench Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Flores finds himself on the bench for the second straight game. Domingo Leyba gets the start at second base in his absence.
Flores is not starting Monday against the Cardinals.
Flores has hit .359/.405/.615 over his last 22 games. Eduardo Escobar slides to second base in his absence, with Jake Lamb starting at third.
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.
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|2010||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||67||277||32||83||18||1||4||40||9||40||2||4||.300||.324||.415|
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