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Wilmer Flores, Mets shortstop, suffers fracture of left ankle

New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores is

New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores is seen during warmups before Game 5 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said on Tuesday that shortstop Wilmer Flores suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle after he was struck by a pitch while playing winter ball.

Ricco said Flores will be in a cast for a few weeks, though he said the team expects him to be ready for Opening Day.

With Ruben Tejada on the mend off his fractured ankle — the product of Chase Utley’s takeout slide in the National League Division Series against the Dodgers — both of the Mets’ primary shortstops will arrive in spring coming off injuries.

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