Updated: Feb 7
The San Francisco Giants have added veteran infielder Wilmer Flores to a multi year dear. He spent last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and hit .317 with 9 home runs and knocked in 37 RBIs in 265 at bats. He hit .583 alone against the Giants with 3 doubles and 5 RBIs in 8 games and had 3 homers. He was bothered by foot injuries last season which caused him to play in just 89 games. The Venezuelan born player came to the Diamondbacks on a free agent deal last year and prior to that he spent his first 6 years with the New York Mets. While with the Mets, he hit .262 with 68 homers and had 253 RBIs. His career defensive .979 fielding percentage comes with only 52 errors, 1411 putouts and 1011 assists in 625 career games, including 524 starts.
He comes to the Giants and will add depth as he has played every infield position over his 7 year career. He has a career batting average of .276 vs lefties with 33 homers and a .265 vs right handers with 44 homers.
While 11 seasons collectively in the minors, the 28 year old has a .295 average with 79 home runs and has drove in 474 RBIs in 3304 at bats.
The move will populate the Giants infield even more with Spring Training right around the corner. It is the first multi-year given to a player under Giants President of Operations Farhan Zaidi, which is worth $6 million for 2 years with a player option in 2022.