Giants Agree to Deal With Free Agent IF Wilmer Flores

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores during Diamondbacks vs Braves game in April 2019. Photo by Austin Mcafee/CSM/Shutterstock (10214283q)

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a multi-year deal with free agent infielder Wilmer Flores according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, taking one of the most decorated free agents left on the market off of the board.

Flores, who enjoyed the best season of his Major League career in 2019 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, is expected to fill a role as a utility infielder for the Giants.

The 28-year-old Venezuela native batted .317 in 89 games with Arizona last season, accumulating 9 home runs and 37 RBIs. He was a useful member of the team despite not playing a full-time role.

Prior to 2019, Flores had spent the rest of his career as a member of the New York Mets organization. He spent several seasons in a part-time starting role for the team from Queens, including during the team’s World Series run in 2015.

He is the owner of a career .268/.310/.432 batting line, offering solid infield defense at both second and third base.

For new Giants manager Gabe Kapler, Flores will fill an important role as a veteran and versatile infielder as the team looks to claw its way back to contention over the next few years.

Flores is expected to report to Giants camp in Arizona later this month.