Born on August 6, 1991, Wilmer Alejandro Flores Garcia, better known by his nickname “Catire,” is a utility player for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). Flores signed with the New York Mets as an international free agent on his 16th birthday in 2007 and debuted in the major leagues in 2013. He has Major League Baseball experience with the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wilmer Flores, an infielder with the San Francisco Giants, and the team came to terms on a contract Monday that guarantees $16.5 million over the next three seasons and has an average annual value of $21.5 million.
A total of $6.5 million will be paid to Flores in 2023 and 2024. The club option is for $8.5 million and it is valid until 2025. Flores has a $3.5 million player option, but the organization can decline it. He has played this season on a $3.5 million team option, the final year of a three-year, $9.5 million contract.
Flores, who is 31 years old, is batting.235 with a career-high 18 home runs and a new high of 65 RBIs. He has driven in the most runs (66), scored the most runs (132), and scored the most runs (tying, 18 doubles) for the Giants.
Wilmer Flores and the Giants have agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract extension that will keep Flores in San Francisco through at least 2024, the team announced Monday.
Flores’ deal includes a mutual option for a third year in 2025.https://t.co/zrccWMes1c
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Flores, who has played first, second, and third base for the Giants during his three years there, has a team-high 48 home runs. Flores has agreed to contribute $32,500 annually to the Giants Community Fund for the following two seasons, and an additional $32,500 in 2025 if he plays under an option year.
Cot’s Contracts estimates that the 2022 Giants’ Opening Day payroll was $155,000,000. According to Jason Martinez of Roster Resource, the team’s payroll commitments in 2023 increased by Flores’ contract to about $95M.
It does not include the $22.5 million that Carlos Rodón received through arbitration, nor does it include the salaries of Mike Yastrzemski or Logan Webb. Providing he reaches the end of the season in one piece, Rodón will use the opt-out clause in his contract to return to free agency and seek a higher salary.
After a 107-win season in 2021, the Giants have struggled to this point in 2022, posting a 67-73 record. The team will enter the offseason with a lot of holes that need to be filled and a lot of salary cap flexibility to fill them, so things should get interesting.
With just Anthony DeSclafani signed through 2024, the Giants have a clean slate to make a significant commitment or commitment before Spring Training. However, they have kept one of their most reliable players for the time being to add depth to their infield, which is one less thing to worry about over the offseason.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have committed $4.25 million to Flores for a single season of his services. The Diamondbacks used him in 89 games this season, and he hit.317/.361/.487 with 9 homers and 37 RBIs in 265 at-bats.
Fans at Citi Field applauded Flores after he hit a home run off of former Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom on September 9. Before the game, Flores was the first player since Daniel Murphy in 2016 to get a homecoming video from the squad.
Flores’s deal with the San Francisco Giants is for two years and $6 million, with the third year being an option. With a batting line of.268/.315/.515 in 198 at-bats that year, Flores was the team’s second-best hitter and the team’s leader in home runs (12) and RBI (32) and third-best in both runs (30) and total bases (80). He started at first base 14 times, second base 14 times, and third base 3 times.
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