Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores has a fracture in his right foot, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo told reporters after Wednesday’s loss against the San Diego Padres.
In Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Flores was hit by a pitch in that foot and left the game. The D-backs placed Flores on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
While other names in the Arizona order have been slumping in May, Flores bounced back in a major way. In 16 games for the month, Flores has hit .347 with five doubles, a homer and seven RBI. That helped him recover from a poor start to the season. On the year, Flores is hitting .281 with nine doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored.
Flores has started 25 of his 29 games at second base. The 24 other starts have belonged to Ketel Marte (19), Ildemaro Vargas (4) and Eduardo Escobar (1). Vargas was called up on Tuesday when Flores was placed on the 10-day IL.
Without Flores in San Diego, Marte started the first two games of the series while Vargas got the nod on Wednesday.