Flores gets 2-year extension from Giants (report)
On Sunday, Wilmer Flores hit a home run in the eighth inning to give the
Giants an important insurance run in their 4-2 win over the Cubs. One
day later, Flores got some insurance of his own, agreeing on a two-year
contract extension with a mutual option for 2025, per MLB Network
insider Joel Sherman. The financial terms of the deal are not yet known,
and the team has not confirmed the deal.
Flores, 31, has put together a career year at the plate, while
continuing to showcase his trademark versatility in the field. In 132
games this year, Flores has slugged 18 home runs (which ties his career
best, set last year) and has driven in a career-high 65 runs. Heâ€™s
also exhibiting strong plate discipline, as evidenced by his solid whiff
rate (84th percentile) and strikeout rate (78th percentile).
Despite primarily playing second base this year (52 appearances), Flores
has also seen time at first base (37) and third base (32), which gives
the Giants some versatility over the next couple years as they try to
build a more athletic roster. With Brandon Belt still unsure about
returning next year and the futures of Evan Longoria, Brandon Crawford
and Tommy La Stella up in the air, Flores should continue to play all
over the diamond over the next two years.