Wheeler, Flores see Futures

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
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Peter G. Aiken/US Presswire
Wilmer Flores started at third base and went 0-for-2 for the World team.


Wilmer Flores started at third base for the World team and went 0-for-2 while right-hander Zack Wheeler retired both batters he faced in the Futures Game on Sunday in Kansas City.

Wheeler's U.S. team won in a 17-5 rout.

After entering with two outs in the eighth, Wheeler coaxed a flyout to center field from Indians prospect Jesus Aguilar. He then retired the Twins' Oswaldo Arcia on a groundout to third base to open the following frame before departing. Wheeler threw only seven pitches.

Flores and Wheeler are expected to rejoin Double-A Binghamton, although Sandy Alderson indicated Wheeler should move quickly to Triple-A Buffalo -- perhaps after two more starts.

Both players were competing in their second Futures Game.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187