Flores signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Thursday and was assigned to Triple-A Rochester, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Injuries had thinned Rochester's outfield depth, so the organization plunked Flores from the independent-ball ranks for further reinforcement. The 27-year-old has 119 games' worth of MLB experience on his resume, submitting a .204/.281/.256 line across 331 plate appearances.
Flores was traded to the Red Sox on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Flores will serve as organizational outfield depth for the Red Sox. The 26-year-old has appeared in 119 games in the majors over the past three seasons, most notably a 104-game stint with the Brewers in 2016, but has struggled to a .204/.281/.256 slash-line across 331 plate appearances during that stretch.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Flores to their minor-league camp Friday, Owen Perkins of MLB.com reports.
Flores never had much of a chance to crack the Opening Day roster with the Diamondbacks boasting one of the deeper outfield groups in baseball. Unless he elects to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks, Flores should report to Triple-A Reno to begin the 2018 campaign.
Flores signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
After appearing in 104 games for the Brewers in 2016, Flores saw action in just three major-league contests last season. While he hit a respectable .312/.409/.460 in 115 games for Triple-A Salt Lake, the 25-year-old once again failed to put it together at the highest level, going just 1-for-8 (.125) in his brief stint with the Angels. Look for him to serve as organizational outfield depth for Arizona in 2018.
Flores has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Nothing in Flores's career .204/.281/.256 major-league line nor his power-light .311/.405/.417 line in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League was enough to entice another club into a waiver claim. Flores will thus continue serving as organizational depth for the Angels' outfield.
Flores was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday.
Three days after having his contract selected, Flores finds himself bumped back off the 40-man roster. Flores is still just 25, but given his .204/.281/.256 line in 119 career games at the major-league level, it's difficult to imagine he will shed the Quad-A label anytime soon, if at all.
Flores had his contract purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.
He'll take the roster spot of David Hernandez, who was traded to the Diamondbacks on Monday. Flores has seen time in the majors during each of the previous two seasons, though he's compiled a weak .206/.286/.260 slash line over that time (116 games). He'll mainly serve as outfield depth, but he could see a few starts while Kole Calhoun (hamstring) is on the mend.
Flores was assigned to the Angels' minor league camp Tuesday.
The 25-year-old was able to secure a roster spot with the Brewers last spring, but slashed just .205/.294/.261 across 289 plate appearances before the team removed him from the 40-man roster last August. He was forced to settle for a minor-league deal with the Angels in the offseason, and will need to make his mark at Triple-A Salt Lake before receiving a cup of coffee with the parent club.
Flores received an invitation to major league spring training Thursday.
The 24-year-old signed with the Angels back in November, but even though he's out of options, his lackluster performance with the Brewers last season hardly has him in the conversation for a major league roster spot. He'll likely act as organizational depth for the season unless an injury crops up at the major league level.
Flores signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, the Orange County Register reports.
He hit just .205 with a .261 SLG in 289 plate appearances with the Brewers this past season, but Flores drew walks at a 10.7 percent clip, bats left-handed and can play all three outfield positions. The 24-year-old would be a top candidate for a reserve role if Cameron Maybin were to go down with an injury, but for now, Flores is slated to open the year as organizational depth in the minors.
Flores was designated for assignment Friday.
The decision to designate the struggling Flores for assignment was made to create room for Domingo Santana, as Santana was activated from the DL. Since the All-Star break, Flores has hit just .140/.271/.220, bringing his line down to just .205/.294/.261 for the season.
Flores is hitless in six attempts with two walks since the beginning of August.
The 24-year-old has seen his playing time cut severely, getting just two starts in the last seven games. Hernan Perez has been swinging a hot bat and solidifying himself as the Brewers' everyday right fielder. This leaves Flores with little more than the occasional start against a righty hurler since Ryan Braun is a staple in left and the Brewers already have a two-man platoon in center with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Keon Broxton.
Flores is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.
The 24-year-old has started three consecutive games, but will get a day off as Hernan Perez takes over right field while Keon Broxton gets the start in center. Flores has been struggling finding a groove this season, hitting .229/.308/.282 with one home run and 15 RBI.
Flores is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.
Flores has enjoyed six straight starts in the outfield, taking advantage of playing time left behind by Domingo Santana, who is on the disabled list with an elbow injury. He'll take his left-handed bat to the bench Sunday, however, while manager Craig Counsell will make a surprise move and start infielder Hernan Perez in right field. Flores owns a respectable .275 batting average against lefties this season, but Counsell will play matchups Sunday with soutpaw Steven Matz on the hill for the Mets.
Flores is in the lineup Wednesday against Oakland, playing right field and batting eighth.
Flores will make his third straight start as the Brewers match up with Oakland's Jesse Hahn. The 24-year-old is slowly emerging from a beginning-of-the-season slump, as he's raised his average from .190 to .225 since May 20.
Flores is in the lineup and batting eighth for Thursday's game against the Pirates.
Flores is hitting .211/.296/.266 through 47 games and will now start for the fifth consecutive day, although he is just 2-for-14 over the past four games.
Flores will start at first base and hit eighth in Sunday's game against the Mets.
He hasn't started a game at first base this year, but he'll do so Sunday with regular first baseman Chris Carter getting a day off, and regular catcher (and usual fill-in first baseman) Jonathan Lucroy starting behind the plate. Flores hit his first big league home run Saturday and has picked up the pace with the bat this month, posting a .257 batting average and .778 OPS after posting marks of just .149 and .386, respectively, in April.
Flores is in the lineup and batting eighth for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Flores has picked it up offensively over his past 12 games, hitting .280/.400/.360 with three RBI and four runs over the stretch while raising his batting average by 63 points.
Flores was a late addition to Wednesday's lineup in place of Domingo Santana. He'll bat eighth and play center field.
Santana was a late scratch Wednesday due to tightness in his right shoulder, so manager Craig Counsell will slide Alex Presley over to right field and plug Flores in at center. Flores, who is just 2-for-16 against lefties this season, will be facing southpaw Hector Santiago on Wednesday.
Flores is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.
Flores had received the starting nod in center field in back-to-back contests, but he'll get what appears to be a regular day of rest on Sunday afternoon. Manager Craig Counsell will go back to Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center against righty Tom Koehler.
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