Wilmer Flores lands on his feet (ha!) after being non-tendered by the Mets, as he inks a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The contract is one year with a club option for 2020 that guarantees Flores $4.25 million. He gets $3.75 million in 2019 and has a $6 million team option the following year, with a $500,000 buyout.
With the trade of Paul Goldschmidt, the D’Backs don’t have a fixed starter yet at first base. The depth chart at MLB.com lists Christian Walker as the starter. Don’t beat yourself up if you’ve never heard of Walker, who’s played parts of four seasons in the majors and amassed 99 PA with a .683 OPS.
So, it might be a good shot for Flores to get consistent playing time.